Chinese government grounds full price airline tickets

Chinese government grounds full price airline tickets

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At times when the government of China is concentrating on the frugality campaign, the country is prohibiting the airlines with the full price air tickets for government travel. Experts say that the A joint notice was released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the Ministry of Finance on April 22, 2014.

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The notice said that the air flights of the government personnel who are travelling for official purpose must be booked under the principle of frugality and should also support the domestic airlines. The latest regulation will come to effect on June 1, 2014 and states that the government personnel who are travelling for business purpose must select low price tickets whenever it is possible.

Here the full price tickets are banned which means that if there is no specific circumstances, then the full price tickets will not be reimbursed. The notice added that the government personnel who travel abroad must select flights from the domestic flight to a nearby location and then transfer to a foreign airline.

The notice added that the airline must give discounts on the tickets as stated in the contract during the procurement process. It was also mentioned that the airline must give an additional 5 percent discount for the discount tickets and a discount of either 12 or 15 percent.

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