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Domestic flight prices set to drop by end of month

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Ticket prices for domestic flights are scheduled to drop on Oct. 30 due to the continued decline of aviation fuel prices, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said yesterday.

Air Transport Division Director Han Chen-hua (韓振華) said that the average aviation fuel price between August and this month has fallen to NT$15.98 per liter, below the threshold to adjust flight ticket prices of NT$16.23 per liter.

Han said that ticket prices for all domestic routes would drop, with the percentage of decrease ranging between 2.7 percent and 9.5 percent.

To avoid the confusion that passengers might experience when they ask for refunds, people who are booking flights leaving on Oct. 30 or some time afterward will be able to purchase the tickets at the adjusted prices if they book between Friday and Oct. 30.

People that made reservations before today for flights leaving on Oct. 30 or afterward can ask for refunds for tickets at the place where they bought the tickets.

Han said that the domestic ticket prices would be adjusted again if the three-month average of the aviation fuel price drops below NT$10.72 per liter.

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