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Alternative Airlines

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Alternative Airlines
Type of site
Online Travel Agent
Headquarters Horley, Surrey, United Kingdom
Parent Flight Directors
Key people Paul Argyle (CEO)
Website alternativeairlines.com
Launched 2006
ATOL Number 84535

Alternative Airlines is an online travel agent and flight search based in Surrey, UK.[1] Alternative Airline's flight search works in partner with a variety of global distribution systems, such as Amadeus[2] and Passenger service systems, such as AeroCRS[3], to find and book airline tickets directly through their online platform.[4] Alternative airlines is a global company, recognised for providing ticketing services for smaller, regional airlines and their more obscure destinations.[5][6]. They also provide a range of currencies and international payment methods.[7]

History[edit | edit source]

Alternative Airlines is a family business founded in 2007.[3] Its parent company, Flight Directors, was founded in 1984.[8] Flight directors is an airline General Sales Agency, specialising in airline sales and marketing, airline reservations and charter consultancy. Alternative Airlines was created by the founders of Flight Directors as an in-house, online travel agency, in order to expand their digital platforms and promote their airlines.[9] Since the company rebranded in 2015, Alternative Airlines has seen a consistent rise in net worth,[10][11] and recognition within the industry[12] which has lead to the expansion of the business from just 4 employees in 2015 to 12 permanent members of staff. In 2017 Alternative Airlines won a best selling travel agent award for their work with Tianjin Airlines[3]

Due to its close relationship with flight directors, Alternative Airlines has developed close relationships with a variety of airlines, assisting with social media campaigns, customer service and promotions.[13]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Alternative Airlines". Cylex UK.
  2. Amadeus UK (5 December 2017). "Introducing Amadeus Shopping Audits" – via YouTube.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Integrations - AeroCRS". www.aerocrs.com.
  4. "Alternative Airlines re-launch faster booking flight-only site".
  5. Planet, Lonely. "Central Asia flights - Lonely Planet". Lonely Planet.
  6. Pope, John. "Alternative Airlines Sales". www.iranair.co.uk.
  7. "UK-based OTA Alternative Airlines accepts Alipay - ChinaTravelNews". www.chinatravelnews.com.
  8. "Flight Directors". Flight Directors.
  9. "Alternative Airlines upgrades its core booking technology - Travel Industry News & Conferences - EyeforTravel testing". www.eyefortravel.com.
  10. ltd, company check. "ALTERNATIVE AIRLINES LIMITED. Free company accounts direct from Companies House. Download Accounts FREE". Company Check.
  11. "Alternative Airlines - Horley - Wired Sussex". www.wiredsussex.com.
  12. Planet, Lonely (2016). Central America on a Shoestring. Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781786576767.
  13. "Alternative Airlines joins Thai International for promotion". 29 May 2009.


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