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People advised to book flights before increases come into effect

Flight Centre says domestic & international airfares are expected to increase by between 5 and 10%.

An ariel view of OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Supplied.
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CAPE TOWN – South Africans wanting to travel are being advised to book flights before the annual price increase on 1 April. 

Flight Centre says both domestic and international airfares are expected to increase by between 5 and 10 percent. 

Airport and government taxes are the same irrespective of the airline, but the fuel surcharge differs from airline to airline. 

Flight Centre’s Brent McLaren says the weak rand is not helping.

“Whatever we tend to be saving on the oil price at the moment, because it’s US dollar based, whatever we are gaining in the drop of the oil price, we are losing with the exchange rate. It balances each other but clients aren’t seeing a saving.”  

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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