Air ticket prices need to return to normal – Ismail Sabri

PUTRAJAYA, July 3 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Flight ticket prices have to return to normal as airlines have been allowed to operate at full passenger capacity.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government was looking into the issue of expensive air tickets especially for domestic flights between the Peninsular and Sabah and Sarawak.

“In the beginning, the air ticket prices were high due to the government-issued directive that airlines cannot operate with full seating capacity due to social distancing of passengers on board.

“But we have now allowed airlines to operate at full passenger capacity, with no more social distancing. Therefore, the special ministerial meeting that coordinates the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) is of the opinion that ticket prices should return to the original prices as before the MCO,” he said.

He said this at a press conference on the development of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) today.