Domestic Air Ticket Prices So high of Christmas Season in Kenya

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The price of domestic flight tickets is rising ahead of the festive season with bookings going up just days to Christmas.

Prices for early bookings between December 20 and 24 have almost doubled on some routes compared to reservations made a month ago.

Unlike the previous years when some routes were always fully booked by this time, nearly all airlines have available bookings for the Christmas season.

This means Kenyans who have not booked flights will pay more in a move that will boost revenues of the airlines that have suffered from a prolonged electioneering period.

The numbers have been growing of late compared to the previous years, with more passengers seeking to travel by air, Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius said.

Bookings last Friday to travel to Kisumu from Nairobi between December 18 and 20 were costing Sh4,200 one way on Jambojet, but it has now gone up to Sh7,200 for those who wish to travel on the dates.