To cope up with the decreasing demand some airlines are introducing passes that offer unlimited flights to make customers fly again with the airline.
However, airlines around the world are suffering because of low demand due to the pandemic. As a result, it is causing airline operations to be at a halt as there is a worldwide lockdown in the countries.
Even though some countries are reopening their border for international travelers. But due to quarantine rules, other restrictions and measures, and fear of traveling is preventing a significant increase in passenger numbers.
Therefore, airlines are coming up with different tactics to sell more tickets during this time of the pandemic. However, airlines are selling passes for unlimited air travel to make the customers fly with them.
Offering Flight Pass
Air Canada is the latest airline to launch the concept, offering its Infinite Canada Flight Pass starting from $2,260 per month.
Through this pass offered by the airline will cover a one, two, or three-month period. However, it will allow passengers to take as many flights as they like within Canada for a flat fee.
Moreover, travelers can also change or cancel their flight up to an hour before its departure with no additional cost.
However, customers will have to get in there quick as the pass is only available to purchase until 23 September.
The airline follows in the footsteps of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia. As earlier this year it introduced a year-long unlimited pass for residents to travel to domestic destinations for 499 ringgit (£94).
However, China Eastern is also introducing a weekend-only unlimited flight pass to stimulate growth following the Covid-19 outbreak.
However, the pass was so popular the airline subsequently had to change the deal to only cover weekday flights instead.
However, some airlines are following a different approach to attract more customers.
As Qantas Airlines launched a flight to nowhere and it was sold in just 10 minutes. Making it the fastest-selling flights in the history of the airline.
The Australian flag carrier decided to launch a seven-hour scenic route around the country. However, this flight will take off from and land in Sydney, amid ongoing travel restrictions.
However, the flight will depart on 10 October and it will not stop anywhere. But it will give the passengers the change to enjoy views over Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, and other landmarks.
There were 134 seats up for grabs on the Boeing 787 aircraft. And the price is between $575 (£445) and $2,765 (£2,145) depending on the class of ticket.