Airline tickets in Netherlands up 25 percent

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Prices of airline tickets are 25 percent more expensive than in 2007 due to high fuel cost and new flight tax.

12 August 2008

THE NETHERLANDS – Prices of airline tickets are 25 percent more expensive than a year ago. Statistics Netherlands says the increase is due to high fuel prices, which airlines are partly passing on to their customers. A new flight tax introduced on 1 July has also contributed to the increase in price.

KLM is one of several airlines that have repeatedly increased their fuel surcharge. Currently it charges EUR 41 for European flights. On intercontinental flights, the charge is EUR 133 for flights under nine hours and EUR 147 for longer trips.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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