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Air Arabia, Flydubai rule out ticket price increase

01 March 2012

UAE-based low-cost carriers, Air Arabia and Flydubai have ruled out plans to raise ticket prices despite a decision by Emirates Airline to add a fuel surcharge as high as Dhs610 on all tickets starting today, Gulf News has reported. "We are not immune to price fluctuations but do take every step we can to keep our fares as low as possible to encourage more people to fly to more places more often," said a Flydubai spokesperson. Similarly, Air Arabia, which has 25% of its fuels costs hedged for 2012, has said it has no immediate plans to increase fares. "As of today, we have no plans to introduce such a surcharge. But, we will continue to monitor the fuel price movement closely," Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali told the daily earlier this week.

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