For direct flights in conjunction with the Eid Al Fitr holiday
30% increase in airline ticket prices to 3 Arab destinations
Increases in ticket prices are currently minimal compared to prices during events before the pandemic.
Data of websites specializing in airline reservations showed an increase in the average price of air tickets to three Arab destinations, rates ranging between 20 and 30% for direct flights, in conjunction with the Eid al-Fitr holiday next May.
Managers and travel agency workers said that the most sought-after Arab destinations are Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, with residents heading to visit their countries during the Eid holiday, expecting that the prices of Eid trips will rise continuously during the coming days, reaching a climax with regard to recent reservations.
They told "Emirates Today" that prices will rise again in conjunction with school vacations during the coming summer, pointing out that the rates of price increase are still at reasonable levels during the Eid vacation, compared to the average prices in the pre-pandemic period.
In detail, data for websites specializing in airline reservations revealed an increase in the average price of airline tickets to three Arab destinations, rates ranging between 20 and 30% for direct flights from the UAE market, in conjunction with the Eid Al Fitr holiday next May.
The data in the survey conducted by "Emirates Today" yesterday includes the prices of direct round-trip flights during the period between 11 and 16 May next, compared to the average prices in the current week, that is, the period between 19 and 24 April 2021, and these prices that are subject to availability represent the lowest prices, They differ from flexible pricing, which provides additional benefits.
The average prices for direct round-trip flights to Cairo reached about 2,100 dirhams on average, compared to about 1650 dirhams during the comparison period, while the average prices for trips to Amman were about 2,150 dirhams against 1,600 dirhams, while flights to Beirut recorded about 2,000 dirhams against 1,700 dirhams.
According to the data, airline ticket prices will witness a limited decline after the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, to reach levels almost this week, then to rise again, starting from mid-June, to the same destinations.
More popular destinations
More popular destinations
In addition, the general manager of the Belhasa Tourism Company, Narrows Sarkis, said that the prices of airline tickets for Eid al-Fitr trips to the most sought-after Arab destinations began to gradually rise in recent weeks, and they are, on average, 25-30% higher, compared to the average prices in Normal times.
Sarkis added that the prices of Eid trips will witness a continuous increase as usual in the coming days, reaching a peak for recent reservations, pointing out that the prices of recent reservations will in turn depend on the levels of demand to these destinations, but they will be higher than their current rates.
Sarkis indicated that the increases in airline ticket prices in the current period are considered small compared to the level of prices during holidays and events before the "Covid-19" pandemic, given that the demand for air travel is still at lower levels globally, pointing out that air carriers operate seat capacities and flights in line with Levels of demand within the framework of controlling their operating costs.
For his part, the head of the "Al-Abedi Holding Company for Tourism and Travel", Saeed Al-Abdi, said that flight prices for reservations are up to 30% higher during the current period, and according to available indicators, they will continue to rise gradually in the coming days, pointing out that the rates of demand are encouraging.
Al-Abdi explained that the most popular Arab destinations are Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, with residents in the UAE heading to visit their countries during Eid al-Fitr, in addition to lower demand rates for tourist destinations, noting that airlines constantly adjust prices based on the level of reservations on flights. Air.
In turn, the general manager of Al-Awadi Travel, Amin Al-Awadi, said that the average prices of airline tickets for flights during next May are higher by rates ranging between 10 and 25% compared to the levels of April, pointing out that Eid Al-Fitr contributed to raising the rates of demand to Arab and other destinations. Tourist holiday destination.
He stated that prices will rise again, in conjunction with school holidays during the coming summer, indicating that a greater proportion of customers are now traveling compared to the first months of the start of the pandemic, while it is expected that we will witness a greater increase in demand for travel throughout the current year.
Al-Awadi added that the rates of price increase are still at reasonable levels during the Eid holiday, compared to the average prices in the pre-pandemic period.
Head of the "Al-Abedi Holding for Tourism and Travel", Saeed Al-Abdi, said that early booking is still the best way to avoid large increases in prices, especially for trips that coincide with holidays and events, pointing to the importance of verifying travel requirements to various destinations.
Al-Abadi added that the demand for air travel for flights from the UAE to abroad is on the rise again, in conjunction with school holidays.
most popular Arab destinations are Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.
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