Air fares soar 300pc on seasonal demand
Manama, August 13, 2013
Air fares soared 100 per cent to 300 per cent this week compared to prices on October 1 due to high demand for tickets during the period from Eid Al Fitr to mid-September, a report said.
Bahrain-based travel agents confirmed the spectacular price rises and said flights to Dubai, Bangkok, London, Paris and Madrid are fully booked, according to research conducted by our sister publication Akhbar Al Khaleej.
The survey is based on a comparison between air ticket fares for the same destination if the booking is made this week and air ticket fare if the booking is made in October.
The comparison focused on the three most popular destinations for Bahraini travellers at this time of year, namely Dubai, Istanbul and Bangkok and three of the region's largest airline companies, namely Gulf Air, Emirates and Qatar Airways. – TradeArabia News Service