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Open for business: Corporate travellers rush back to the skies


Flight Centre said almost 80 per cent of its pre-Covid corporate customers had returned to flying, led by the service sector and construction.

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Flight Centre Corporate managing director James Kavanagh said there had been an increase of 21 per cent in businesses returning to travel since borders were opened.

“To put that into context, we now have almost 6500 customers flying with us across our corporate divisions again. It’s fair to say Australia is very much open for business once again,” Kavanagh said.

After the services and construction sector were IT, manufacturing and arts and entertainment.

“There’s no doubt confidence has returned in the corporate travel world since the reopening of domestic an international borders as business travellers and organisations shed the fear of more lockdowns and restrictions being imposed,” he said.

Kavanagh said businesses were face-to-face interactions with staff and customers was the key to the return.

Virgin last week cut its business class fares by up to 60 per cent compared with pre-Covid prices as it battles for market share in the segment against Qantas.





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