India’s Air Deccan has introduced a new frequent flyer program, under which members can purchase groups of discounted tickets in advance.
Under the “Super Flier” plan for regional sectors operated by the airline’s nine ATR aircraft fleet, members can buy 30 tickets at US$1,137, which translates into US$38 per ticket for any short-haul sector. The “Super Flier plus” plan enables the member to fly 36 times on any ATR or Airbus sectors for a one-time payment of US$2,272. Both plans are valid for one year and are transferable only within a family of four. The tickets can be purchased through Air Deccan’s Web site.
The program is expected to benefit small and medium-sized entrepreneurs who travel frequently on Air Deccan. “As a successful low-cost airline, we have demand for such frequent flying points especially from businessmen who are frequent domestic travelers. We feel this is a good way to serve our regular customers,” said Air Deccan Managing Director G. R. Gopinath.