How Jet Airways crisis is impacting international travelers
There is an increased demand on main business and leisure routes with peak travel season and with the recent withdrawal of Jet Airways operations.
On account of Jet Airways temporary suspension of its international flights, the airfares have abruptly gone high and passengers who haven't booked in advance are rescheduling their holiday plans while the decrease of flight options have put an added pressure on the tours and travel companies as well. The aviation industry insiders are of the opinion that it would be resolved shortly as the Civil Aviation Secretary has started finding out options to fill the 440 vacant slots post-Jet Airways grounding.
Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel said, “There is an increased demand on main business and leisure routes with peak travel season and with the recent withdrawal of Jet Airways operations. There is a strong surge in airfares with dynamic pricing by other airlines. We have taken measures to book customers on alternative flights to ensure that they are not inconvenienced at any point by providing them with reliable flight options. Travelers who haven’t booked well in advance have been impacted. Many passengers are also requesting to reschedule their itineraries to have a hassle-free holiday."
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Elaborating upon the impact of Jet Airways crisis on the aviation companies Indiver Rastogi, President - Global Business Travel at Thomas Cook India told Zee Business online, "We have been witnessing a significant 25 per cent growth of travelers from Metros and strongly emerging regional markets, and Jet Airway’s network offered significant customer benefit for travel direct non-stop to short hauls like Abu Dhabi-Dubai and Singapore; equally via a viable hub and spoke model to mid hauls in Asia (eg Bali, Japan-Korea) and long hauls like Australia-New Zealand and Europe-USA." He said that the cancellation of Jet Airways flights is creating an imbalance on the supply side in the face of peak demand and the resultant rise in fares is affecting us across our Business, Leisure and B-Leisure segments.