Monday, June 19, 2017

Air fares expected to rise to some destinations

Doha: Air fares are set to rise for key destinations mainly in the subcontinent as many residents prepare to fly out during their summer break from June-end.
Travel industry sources said the air fares will more than double to certain sectors by June-end as most schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Qatar have been scheduled to close for summer holidays by June 22.
The peak summer travel season normally starts in the last week of June and extends until September, depending on the Eid holidays’ schedule.
Travellers to certain destinations will have to open their wallets wide this summer, inquiries reveal.
For example, a return economy class fare to Thiruvananthapuram in the south Indian state of Kerala will be nearly QR5,000 for outbound travel on June 25 and inbound on September 1.
Until a few days ago, it was available for half this price, an industry source said.
Similarly, for Kochi in south India, economy class passengers will have to cough up nearly QR5,100 during the same time frame.
18/06/17 Gulf Times