Airlines in China are offering major discounts ahead of the New Year and Chinese New Year period. (File photo/Xinhua)
Airlines in China are offering discounts of more than 80% on domestic plane tickets during the New Year and Chinese New Year holiday periods, reports the Chinese-language Beijing Business Today.
Beijing-based Capital Airlines has announced that customers can purchase tickets at special prices through its website from now until next February, while Air China is promoting 80% off tickets for advanced orders on its website.
China Southern has also launched heavily discounted tickets, saying that customers can purchase as tickets as low as 90% off regular prices on 850 domestic routes if ordered in advance from Nov. 8.
The sales promotions can help airlines attract customers and help them plan their operations in advance for the coming holiday period, said Chinese aviation expert Wang Jiangmin, who added that website sales can increase profits by cutting out travel agency costs.
Customers can also choose indirect flights with stopovers instead of direct flights to save even more money during the Chinese New Year period, said a spokesperson of an airplane ticket website, adding that it can also help customers secure a route to more popular destinations.