Airfares expected to return to normal in November, says Dr Wee

Published on 21 Jul 2020 2:34:02 PM

Airfares are expected to return to normal prices in November this year once airlines resume their operations to their full capacity, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Dr Wee said that in Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday in reply to Lukanisman Awang Sauni (GPS-Sibuti) who asked for the action taken by the ministry regarding the expensive airfares between Sabah and Sarawak to Peninsular, and if a time frame has been set to return the airfare to its normal price prior to Covid-19.

Meanwhile to a supplementary question, Dr Wee said that from January to June this year, a total of 169,728 international and local flights were cancelled by local airlines.

Dr Wee also said about 1.2 million people choose to postpone their travel dates, while 1.96 million passengers decided to retain the flight credit while 628,070 people got refunds.