Monday 19 August 2019

Alternative Airlines posts 86pc increase in revenues

GATWICK, February 11, 2019

Alternative Airlines, a Gatwick-based flight-search website, has posted an 86 per cent increase in revenue in 2018, going up from £5.35 million ($6.9 million) in 2017 to £9.96 million ($12.8 million) in 2018.

The website also posted a 117 per cent increase in bookings during the same period, the majority of which were from international customers.

2018 saw Alternative Airlines receive bookings from customers from over 160 different countries — definitively positioning it as a global business. The top five countries for Alternative Airlines were the USA (39 per cent of customers), the UK (18 per cent), Canada (3 per cent), Australia (2 per cent) and Japan (2 per cent).
Managing director of Alternative Airlines, Sam Argyle, stated: “It’s exciting to see the company continue to grow. We’ve put a lot of focus on making the flight booking experience as quick and efficient as possible, as well as giving customers the ability to purchase flights in the best way suited to each individual — no matter where in the world they’re buying from. Adding different currencies, localised payment methods and languages have been key factors in achieving this, along with many other personalisations that we’ve added to the website. I’m excited to see Alternative Airlines continue to develop and grow over 2019.”
Alternative Airlines continues to make big strides to further benefit international customers, particularly those from non-English speaking countries. Earlier this year, the company launched its Spanish website (, which is the first translated version of the website as part of a larger initiative to have a version of the website in every major language. - TradeArabia News Service


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