Flying discount for elderly a good move
Wednesday, 3 November , 2004
Flying discount for elderly a good move, says Alexander
United Future's Marc Alexander today congratulated Origin Pacific Airways for its launch of an "enlightened" discount travel programme for the elderly and called for Air New Zealand to match it.
"While no doubt based on sound commercial practice, it is good to see business acknowledging this often overlooked group of New Zealanders, who have given so much to make this country what it is today," Mr Alexander, United Future's senior citizens spokesman, said.
It is a trend that could be replicated in other areas, he said.
"There is a considerable grey dollar out there, but equally there is a social value in making many things in life more achievable for the elderly, particularly those on tight budgets."