Qu­nar to launch its own low-cost car­rier

China Daily (Canada) - - LIFE - By ZHU WENQIAN zhuwen­qian@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

Qu­nar Cay­man Is­lands Ltd, China’s se­cond-largest on­line travel agency, is set­ting up a Shen­zhen-based low-cost air­line in part­ner­ship with two other com­pa­nies from the city, in an ap­par­ent re­sponse to re­cent bans on its sale of flights for some ma­jor air­lines.

Air China China’s flag­ship car­rier, an­nounced that it would sus­pend sales of air tick­ets by au­tho­rized agents us­ing Qu­nar start­ingMarch 1.

At the end of De­cem­ber, Qu­nar also saw­its co­op­er­a­tion ended with China South­ern Air­lines, Hainan Air­lines and Cap­i­tal Air­lines, af­ter a grow­ing num­ber of cus­tomer com­plaints on is­sues in­clud­ing prices, bundling tick­ets with in­sur­ance with­out pre-no­tice, and cancellations.

Air tick­et­ing has been one of Qu­nar’s fastest-de­vel­op­ing in­come streams with rev­enues from flight and flight-re­lated sales hit­ting 596.6 mil­lion yuan ($93.9 mil­lion) dur­ing the third quar­ter of 2015, a 91.2 per­cent rise.


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