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Italy: expensive flights at Christmas

Assoutenti: "Tickets have already broken through the 500 Euro threshold"

The consumer protection association, Assoutenti, keeps a high level of attention on the phenomenon of high flight prices. In view of the Christmas and end-of-year holidays, in fact, the prices of airline tickets continue to rise, in particular reservations for connections to and from the major islands, Sardinia and Sicily. In this regard, the Competition and Market Authority (AGCM) has opened a fact-finding investigation, but the situation does not change at the moment. 

"Whoever is preparing today to purchase an 'economy' class ticket to fly to Sicily during the holidays, leaving on 23 December and returning on Sunday 7 January, and is willing to board at any time (even early morning or late evening), spends a minimum of 521 Euros (round trip) starting from Bologna and landing in Palermo, 465 Euros if going to Catania. From Turin to Catania, on the same dates, you need at least 446 Euros, 441 Euros from Pisa to Catania, 439 Euros from Verona in Palermo", explains Assoutenti.

The fares for flights to Sardinia are also growing: to reach Cagliari starting from Pisa the minimum cost for the return ticket (on the same dates 23 December - 7 January) is 395 Euros, if you leave from Bologna 381 Euros, from Venice 345 Euros, from Turin 297 Euros. 

On the topic, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency