Airfares surge as S’pore fully opens border, and pent-up travel demand spurs bookings

Those looking to satisfy their wanderlust are increasingly encountering the nightmare of unexpectedly high fares. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - A round-trip economy class flight to London on Singapore Airlines (SIA) cost $1,800 before the pandemic began in early 2020.

Travellers can now expect to fork out about 80 per cent more for their holiday in Britain’s capital, with SIA tickets for a round trip to London from June 20 to July 10 going for about $3,200, as at this week.

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