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Passengers benefit from airlines cutting flight ticket prices

Passengers benefit from airlines cutting flight ticket prices

The Independent reports that more people are benefiting from airlines reducing the cost of their flight tickets.

Last weekend, a number of airlines decided to cut their prices in a bid to boost passenger numbers. The industry is currently suffering from the biggest slump in sales since the 9/11 terror attacks, with the effects of the credit crunch and high fuel prices being blamed.

Speaking to the newspaper, a spokesman from the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) said: "If you look at what the industry has been doing over the last few years, companies have been steadily reducing capacity so that they don’t have empty seats on planes or empty beds in hotels – each company has probably reduced its capacity by around 4 per cent."

BMI announced on Sunday that it would scrap fuel surcharges on flights within the UK and Europe – a move that saw an immediate decrease in the airline’s flight ticket prices.

British Airways said last week that it would cut its fares to over 70 destinations, with as much as 40 per cent reportedly being taken off some flights.

An industry expert said last week that more people would book flight tickets through their mobile phones.

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