The head of the Federation of Tourism and Travel Offices, Muhammad Al-Mutairi, said the air transport market will see a sharp rise in the cost of return airfares if at least more than 50 additional flights are not introduced.

Al-Qabas quoting Al-Mutairi said this is in addition to the scheduled flights that will be landing at the Kuwait International Airport over the next few days because the spring vacation extension until early next March has put tremendous pressure on the airlines’ reservation network.

Al-Mutairi added, most people took advantage of the situation to travel abroad to spend their holidays in the absence of entertainment facilities in Kuwait, and the National Assembly gave a nod to ease travel restrictions.

He continued saying, “The great demand led to a crazy rise in the prices of travel tickets at the time of the holiday,” and called on the airlines to demand an increase in additional flights with approval from the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation.

He indicated that there will be a huge rush of holidaymakers arriving and the prices will shoot up considerably if additional flights are not given permission.

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