The Impact of Sales Promotions on Sales Turnover in Airlines Industry in Nigeria

  •  James Adeniran    
  •  Thomas Egwuonwu    
  •  Clara Egwuonwu    


This study seeks to determine the impact of sales promotions on sales turnover in the airlines industry in Nigeria. Ex post facto and survey research design were adopted. Secondary data on average monthly passenger turnover covering a period of 25 years (1991-2015) were collected from the records of airport authority. A questionnaire was also administered to 450 air travellers to ascertain the extent to which sales promotions incentives stimulate them to travel by air within Nigeria. Frequency analysis, regression and t-Test methods of analysis were applied. The results show that sales promotions incentives significantly impacted sales turnover in the airlines industry; and air travellers prefer non-monetary sales promotional offers and off-line incentives to monetary and online offers. The study, therefore, recommends that the management of the airlines need to be more innovative in making promotion offers to air travellers so as to optimize the opportunity. Non-monetary and offline incentives offerings should be emphasized to meet the preference of air travellers. For future research, the study suggests that the focus can be on identifying other salient factors that motivate passengers to travel by air so as to boost industry sales.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1918-719X
  • ISSN(Online): 1918-7203
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: quarterly

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