Emirates Reduces Fares as Fuel Prices Drop

DUBAI — Emirates Airline on Wednesday announced it would reduce its fares by seven to 35 per cent on the business and economy class tickets issued in the UAE to reflect the drop in the fuel prices.

By Zoe Sinclair

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Published: Fri 24 Oct 2008, 12:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:36 PM

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ senior vice-president, Commercial Operations - Gulf, Middle East and Iran, said, “Demand for Emirates’ flights has remained robust, but we are glad to be able to introduce further fare revisions in tandem with the lowering fuel prices. We believe that our latest round of revisions would be welcomed by our customers, particularly in light of the increasingly challenging economic climate. “Emirates is monitoring the situation closely. While we continue to provide a high-quality service and product, we are also working hard to keep our unit costs down so that we can keep on delivering the best value proposition to our customers.”

The reduced fares apply on selected flights to Amman, Damascus, Bangkok, Delhi, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Chennai, Paris, Colombo, Frankfurt, Munich, Hong Kong and Zurich.

In August, Emirates announced its first fare revision on the back of lowering oil prices for tickets issued in the Middle East and GCC markets to over 20 cities in Europe, Far East and the Middle East.

The Emirates’ announcement follows a similar revision by Lufthansa earlier in the week to reduce its fuel surcharge on tickets issued from October 20. “The fuel surcharge on domestic German and intra-European routes will lower by 3 euros to 24 euros per flight segment,” according to a Lufthansa spokesperson. “On long-haul routes, the corresponding fuel surcharge will be decreased by 5 euros to 92 euros per flight segment.”

Meanwhile, an Etihad Airways spokesperson said the airline constantly reviews its ticket prices and has no immediate plans to reduce fares.

Similarly, Air India Dubai and Northern Emirates Sales Officer Easwar L.A. said the airline “does not intend to reduce its fares for sometime”.

· zoe@khaleejtimes.com

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