This post explains what low-cost airlines are and how they can influence partners’ income.
The article describes what low-cost airlines are and how they affect the earnings of affiliates in Aviasales affiliate program and other flight programs represented in Travelpayouts affiliate network.
What Are Low-Cost Airlines?
Low-cost airlines are those airline companies that do not include the following services in the cost of their tickets:
- Meals on the boards;
- A convenient departure time;
- In addition, luggage may be transferred for an additional fee and money for tickets is not refundable.
Due to this, they are able to offer the lowest prices for tickets. On the one hand, this is very convenient for travelers, but it is not always good for those who sell the tickets. The fact is, low-cost airlines, as a rule, do not pay a fee to agents for the selling of tickets (which helps the airlines save money).
This means we do not have the opportunity to pay profits to partners.
We are not a ticket agency; we are a metasearch engine. That is why it is important for us that a user of our site be able to find the cheapest tickets. We intentionally include low-cost airlines in our search; however, if a partner requests it for his or her marker, we can turn off specific ticket agencies and airline companies.
The list of Low-Cost Airlines available in Aviasales
Available in a search of the English version of the site is a list of airline companies and agencies that do not transfer sales statistics to us (relevant as of 03.09.2021):
- Air Asia
- Air Canada
- Bees Airline
- China Travel Depot
- Easy Jet
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Jeju Air
- Moy Reis
- T'way Air
- Tajik Air
How to Make Money Out of Low-Cost Airlines
To receive remuneration from low-cost airlines, you may buy a ticket from an agency which creates its own surcharge. For this purpose, select an agency in the list of tickets. (If there are no agencies, the airline company does not work with them; available on our site.)
In this case, the price will be a bit higher than the airline company’s price. It is at your discretion.