Scoot to raise fares as jet fuel price hits 4-year high

Air fares are set to increase on the back of rising fuel prices as Scoot prepares to increase its one-way ticket prices by between $5 and $30, that will come into effect on Sept 1, 2018.
Air fares are set to increase on the back of rising fuel prices as Scoot prepares to increase its one-way ticket prices by between $5 and $30, that will come into effect on Sept 1, 2018. PHOTO: ST FILE

Analysts expect other airlines to follow suit; budget carriers bearing brunt of impact

Travellers can expect air fares to increase on the back of rising fuel prices, analysts said, with Scoot announcing yesterday that one-way ticket prices will increase by between $5 and $30 from Sept 1.

The price of jet fuel is at its highest in about four years and many airlines inevitably will, like Scoot, pass some of the increase on to consumers, the analysts said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2018, with the headline 'Scoot to raise fares as jet fuel price hits 4-year high'. Print Edition | Subscribe