High cost of flight tickets due to dwindling passenger demand

In Parliament, the Ministry of Transport says airlines have been forced to raise air fares to break even, with consumer confidence in flying still low. – EPA pic, July 28, 2020

AIR passenger volume is still low as of June with available seats outnumbering bookings by a ratio of almost 2:1, the Ministry of Transport said.

“This is the reason airlines are charging higher fares so as to break even,” it said in a parliamentary written reply.

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