June 30, 2016 08:00 ET

Flight Network: 74% of Canadian Consumers Are Angry Over Ongoing Increase in Airline Fees

Survey of Airline Fees Finds Additional Charges Will Likely Affect Consumers' Choice of Airline

OAKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - Flight Network, one of Canada's leaders in online travel, announced the results of their most recent survey that researched consumers' views towards increasing airline fees. The survey was an opportunity for Canadians to weigh in on how new additional charges will affect their decisions to book flights with a particular airline.

Flight Network polled Canadian consumers from a variety of different sources including those who have visited their website, subscribers to their promotional emails, social media followers and consumers on Canadian websites.

Flight Network's poll found that the majority of consumers (86%) were aware that airlines are continuing to charge for items such as baggage, seat selection and sitting with children. As a result, 66% of Canadians indicated that these new fees were either, "somewhat likely," or, "likely," to affect their decision to travel with a particular airline in the future.

Neil Bhapkar, Chief Marketing Officer of Flight Network, says, "Although Canadians aren't happy with airlines' decisions to keep adding on new fees, it seems that customers are still willing to pay for things that are important to them."

The full results from the survey can be found at this link

About Flight Network
Flight Network is one of Canada's largest online travel websites because it delivers the lowest airfares. Flight Network is staffed by 150+ travel specialists who help customers find the best travel deals 24/7. Formed in 2005, Flight Network makes travel more convenient, reduces airfares, and saves customers money with its industry-first Price Drop Protection program, which is why millions of flight, hotels, and vacations are booked through the website each year.

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