Aussie Airlines has announced a major overhaul of its business after announcing a “bigger” hotspot and a new service aimed at boosting the popularity of its popular service, FlyBuddy.
Key points:Australia’s leading airline has a new hotspot offering that offers unlimited flights and a free return ticketA new service will launch with a price tag of $130 a personA $130 ticket for a single roundtrip flight will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Aussie FlyBud websiteAustralia’s Aussie airlines said FlyBuds will offer the “biggest, boldest” hotspots in the country, with a focus on the world’s most popular flight paths and frequent routes.
FlyBuddy is Australia’s leading “fly-through” destination, meaning that passengers will be able to hop on a flight to any destination within a 90-minute window, from Sydney to Brisbane.
“We are really excited about the FlyBUD offering,” Australian Airlines CEO Richard Jones said.
“It’s a truly unique way of connecting people with the destinations they love and want to go, and it’s the perfect opportunity for us to connect with our customers and continue to grow the industry.”
FlyBuds is a global journey that will be even more successful than the current FlyBuddies because it’s a flight, a stopover and a return ticket, and people will be connecting with friends and family, not just on a single flight.
“Australia’s top airlines are set to announce the new FlyBuders service on Wednesday, with Aussie’s first round trip offering to be free on a return flight to the city of Sydney, the airline said.
On Tuesday, Aussie announced that it would be launching a new “FlyBud” service that will offer unlimited flights, a free flight to Melbourne, and a first roundtrip ticket to Brisbane for an “all-expenses paid” price of $135 a person.
It will also include the return ticket option for an $85 flight to Sydney from Brisbane, with the return fare being refundable.
Australia’s most successful airline, Australian Airline Group (AAG), has been criticised for its poor performance in the domestic airline market.
In May, AAG said that its performance in domestic flight booking had dropped to its lowest level since 2013, and that it had lost $3.3 billion in its first-quarter financial results.
Last year, AAG’s shares plunged more than 70 per cent, and have since recovered some of that lost ground.