A sharp increase in the price of plane tickets ...


While the state is authorized by the European Union to provide aid of 7 billion euros to Air France, the former CEO of the company says that the prices of plane tickets could climb to 50% if we force companies to practice social distance on board.

“If we can't fill our planes, prices will increase by 50%”. It was Alexandre de Juniac, former boss of Air France and now president of the International Air Transport Association, who threw this stone into the pond on May 2. At issue: the social distancing measures that could be imposed on board the planes of all companies to fight against the coronavirus health crisis.

Neutralization of central places?

Among the measures that could be taken, the neutralization of central seats in planes, in order to respect the distances between passengers. Alexandre de Juniac assures him: “You can't fly planes that are only two-thirds full while being profitable. Either the plane can fly and we earn a little bit of money on the flight, or it cannot fly… or we increase the price of tickets and it is at least 50% ”.


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  1. herve May 5, 2020 at 11:43 pm Reply

    Yes i confirm the prices are well increased
    We had postponed our flight taken by Caribbean air but good no more flight then redemption of a ticket by Air France for May 11 but now flight canceled so not possible to change flight before June 15 when we can buy a another ticket available for the 22nd but already 2 tickets to reach Guadeloupe and 2 tickets by air France with 600 euros difference between the two
    Provided that the one of the 22 is not canceled again and that without being warned it is a real scandal
    Thanks for reading
    Ms. Herve

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