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Domestic flights, tickets prices shoot up – CAA

Author : | Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The prices of air tickets for domestic flights have increased by about four times, since the devaluation of the pound last month, says the director of Civil Aviation Authority.

Nowadays 100 US dollars is being sold at almost 2,000 in the Central Bank, compared to 296 more than a month ago.

Stephen Warkozi says air tickets for flights within the country were being sold at about 600 pounds, but have recently gone up to between 2,500 and 4,000.

He says the government has increased the landing, parking and operation fees for the aviation companies, which has hindered their operation within the country.

“The rate of the hard currencies is very higher, and also if you say they have to comply with what passengers are demanding it cannot be easy for them to operate. Also, our government has raised the landing and parking fees just to come up with the current situation,” said Mr. Warkozi.

The prices of basic food items and the bus fares have also risen since the devaluation of the pound.

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