Two UAE based carriers, Etihad and Emirates have announced cuts in air fare, in a bid to ensure summer traffic is not affected. The fall in oil prices is cited as the reason for this initiative. Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, has removed a fuel surcharge on its tickets with immediate effect.
Crude oil and other commodity prices slumped in a volatile trading last week. Brent crude fell by $10 on Thursday as concerns mounted over the state of the US economy.
?In line with the recent decrease in fuel prices Emirates has removed its fuel surcharge on all tickets. The removal of this surcharge reflects our long standing commitment to our customers?, commented Tim Clark, president of Emirates.
Etihad Airways is also offering a promotion with up to 40 percent off in its economy class airfares for the month of May; which is though not related to the fall in prices of fuel. ?Last week we were recognized as the Middle East?s Leading Airline at the region?s World Travel Awards, so we are very excited to offer these sale fares to complement the win, designed to help all our UAE based customers choose their perfect holiday or short break during May?, said, Hareb Al Muhairi, Vice President Sales, Etihad Airways.