The massive pressure of air passengers has already created scarcity of air tickets during the Eid-ul-Fitr. Many passengers are still hoping to get air tickets as airliners are likely to operate additional flights to cope with the Eid rush.
After two years of restrictions and limitations due to coronavirus pandemic, people are going to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr in a new normal situation.
Airlines authorities said that the demand for air tickets on April 28, 29 and 30 is very high. Tickets for these dates are almost finished.
A huge number of people are likely to leave cities this year, as a result the rush on bus, train, vessels and even on airways is mounting. Most of the flights are now running as usual after almost couple of years of restrictions of domestic and international flights.
The Covid-19 restriction in domestic routes has been lifted recently after almost two years. There were various restrictions on air transport last year. But this time there are no restrictions on air travel. As a result, the pressure of passengers on the air has increased.
US Bangla Airlines General Manager (Public Relation) told Bangladesh Post, “Air tickets demand especially for April 28 to April 30 is very high. Tickets on most domestic routes have already sold out. We have already planned
to operate three extra flights on Saidpur and Rajshahi routes. Based on demand more flights can be operated.”
NovoAir’s Head of Sales and Marketing Mesbahul Islam told Bangladesh Post, “Air tickets’ demand is very high. Usually we operate 22 daily flights on domestic routes but due to huge demand we will operate 26 daily flights during Eid.”
As per the airlines information, it was learned that the price of air tickets has gone up due to the rise in fuel prices. However, both business and economy class ticket prices have gone up. As there is Eid pressure, many passengers have bought advance tickets.
Civil aviation and tourism state minister Md. Mahbub Ali earlier said, “I urge everyone to keep the air ticket price tolerable. We've already sat down with everyone, talked about it. Hopefully that won't be a problem. In addition, the demand is high - we are monitoring the situation so that no one can take high price.”