Air tickets report 30-40% increase during Eid Al Fitr vacation

Air tickets report 30-40% increase during Eid Al Fitr vacation

Dubai - Air ticket prices are also expected to increase next month coinciding with the school summer break.



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A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 6:48 PM

Last updated: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 9:52 AM

Airfare has seen a 30-40 per cent increase due to the number of travellers looking to visit other countries over the upcoming Eid Al Fitr holiday.
A study conducted by Arabic daily Al Khaleej on airline reservation websites showed a sudden increase in airfare to some popular destinations. Destinations that saw a price surge were those frequented by both locals and expats.
The study revealed that air ticket prices are also expected to increase next month; coinciding with the school summer break. During this time, prices are expected to be 80% pricier compared to off-season prices.
A source said that Eastern European cities are becoming more popular for travellers looking to have a fun and entertaining holiday.
Prices vary for Middle Eastern destinations. An economy class, return ticket to Beirut over the Eid Al Fitr holiday costs Dh3,200. It goes all the way to Dh7,350 for business and Dh14,300 for first class flights. An economy flight going to Amman costs Dh2,100 - which is 50 per cent pricier than an off-season ticket. Economy class tickets to Cairo and Istanbul are Dh2,285 and Dh2,500 respectively.
Flights to cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Paris are among the most expensive ones to get over the Eid holiday. Tickets to these cities cost Dh6,600; Dh5,545 and Dh3,750 respectively - and that's just economy class.


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