Virtual interlining creates billions of new air routes around the globe. It connects all airlines, full-service and low-cost, regardless of the alliance.
The values for consumers are clear: low price & larger selection of routes. For the OTA, it means significantly higher margins, new customers and brand exposure from prime placements in meta search rankings.
Potential of Virtual Interlining
The aviation industry is at a pivotal point where innovation is expanding flight routes and creating affordable flights. The core to this is that virtually interlined flights offer a discount on up to 40% of routes.
- 92% of travelers are willing to self-connect under the right circumstances
- OAG predicts that the model will be more embraced by passengers, airlines, online travel agencies and airports in the coming few years