Air tickets’ cost to some destinations falls to over 50%

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The cost of air tickets to some destinations have fallen to more than 50 percent largely due to the decision of the Council of Ministers to resume operations at the Kuwait International Airport to full capacity as of October 24, 2021, reports Al-Jarida daily. A number tourism and travel offices in Kuwait told KUNA the increase in ticket prices was due to the travel restrictions imposed by Kuwait like the rest of the world as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The daily quoting the Director of the Public Relations and Media Department at Kuwait Airways, Fayez Al-Enezi, said the Kuwait Airways has increased the number of its flights following the Oct 24 Cabinet decision to operate Kuwait International Airport to its capacity and is now “fully prepared and ready to accommodate a large number of passengers at Terminal T4.” Tourism expert, Kamal Kabshah, said the prices of airline tickets decreased remarkably more than 50 percent, especially departure from Kuwait, compared to the increase in incoming passengers.
Deputy Director-General of Nassib Adnan Travel Company stated the decision to fully operate Kuwait International Airport contributed to a decrease in the prices of tickets for some destinations, such as Turkey, Egypt, Paris and Munich, by more than 50 percent, but the prices of some destinations, such as Dubai, London, India, the Philippines and Jeddah are still high compared to before the Covid-19 era due to the increasing demand and the limited number of direct flights to these destinations.

 

Source: Civil Aviation Authority – Qatar