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More businesses opt for cheap flights carriers

Companies are increasingly turning to cheap flights carriers when making business travel plans

Companies are increasingly turning to cheap flights carriers when making business travel plans, easyJet has said.

According to the airline, more businesses are turning to budget airlines in order to reduce expenditure during the recession.

Paul Simmons, easyJet’s UK regional manager, said that the trend was likely to continue once the economy began to recover.

"When people get asked to fly easyJet rather than traditional carrier by the company for economic reasons, once they experience the product quality and the comparability of service, they are still making savings so there is no reason to change," he said.

Mr Simmons added the current recession could be the "trigger of change" in terms of how businesses view their travel plans.

The carrier recently announced that it would launch 13 new flights across Europe this summer, bringing its total number of flights to 416.

Five of the new flights will originate from airports in the UK.

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