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Ticket rates won't go up, airlines say

Some airfares have apparently risen following the flight chaos

  • By Nadia Saleem and Samia Badih, Staff Reporters
  • Published: 00:00 April 23, 2010
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Airlines have resumed all scheduled flights to British and European airports but losses suffered during the air space closure will be hard to recover.

Meanwhile, some airfares have apparently risen following the flight chaos, online booking trials by Gulf News show.

Emirates President Tim Clark said it will not hike prices to "take advantage" of the situation, but fares from European carriers were noticeably higher in the Gulf News trial.

Prices for the next available round-trip tickets between Dubai and London currently vary between Dh10,125 and Dh3,383.

Christoph Meier, regional head of corporate communications for German carrier Lufthansa told Gulf News airline pricing is very dynamic. He said the airline was not exploiting the situation to hike prices.

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