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Emirates raises fares on many routes

Travel agent says airline's price adjustment was expected as it is peak season

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The airline sent outmemos to travel agentssaying it would revise faresfrom May 15. It did not providedetails of the increasebut said the change wouldbe different across marketsand routes.
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Dubai: Emirates airline has raised ticket prices on multiple routes.

The airline sent out memos to travel agents saying it would revise fares from May 15. It did not provide details of the increase but said the change would be different across markets and routes.

An Emirates spokesperson said: "Like every commercially oriented business, Emirates regularly reviews its fares to reflect market dynamics, including demand."

A travel agent said the increase does not come as a surprise. "[Emirates] fares have gone up across the board. It was expected because it is peak season," Premjit, Bangara, travel manager at Sharaf Travel said.

He said the increase is in an annual occurrence and even its clients are "used to it" by now. "[Rates] not really increased too much right across the board. Routes to the Indian sub-continent saw an increase but London has ... remained the same."

What do you think of this increase? Would you pay more if you knew you were getting good service?



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If they put the fares up, will they have a corresponding improvement in the food that is being dished out lately? If so -great, I can eat pretty much anything, but not economy class emirates airline offerings(these days)


17 May 2010 19:32jump to comments