Austrian Airlines freezes fares for delegate travel

Austrian Airlines has launched a set-fare programme for buyers travelling to Vienna for a conference. The Conference Zonal Fares Programme works by grading 31 European countries into five zones. Each zone has two standard fare levels and one business class fare. Fares are set for travel up to 2006. The offer was launched at Confex and will be followed up with a direct mail campaign. Austrian Airlines sales executive for the C&I market Valerie Kadanka said: “A lot of conferences are booked from the UK but have delegates attending from all over Europe. With a set fare, organisers are able to plan ahead and know the price won’t change.” Prices from the UK to Vienna start at £229.

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