On Tuesday, China Southern rolled out its “Fly Happily” pass, giving passengers access to unlimited flights for a period of four and a half months at the price of $528. It joins several other Chinese carriers in promoting “all you can fly” deals as a means of rebooting air travel post-pandemic.
We have always known we were going to see some unanticipated changes as airlines try to survive through, and recover from, this unprecedented crisis. However, that they would be promoting “all you can fly” packages, few saw coming.
In a move attempting to reboot a post-COVID commercial aviation sector, several Chinese carriers have engaged in a promotional drive with deals priced around $500 for unlimited flights.
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One of them is China Southern Airlines, the country’s largest carrier in numbers of passengers. The airline’s “Fly Happily” pass, released Tuesday, allows customers to book as many flights as they want for 3,699 yuan ($528). The deal is valid between August 26th and January 6th.