Major airlines limit sale of cheapest tickets but continue to sell pricier seats

By Linsey McNeill
18/07/2022
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Two of Europe’s biggest airlines are limiting the sale of their cheapest tickets due to capacity constraints at airports.

Air France-KLM and Lufthansa are restricting the sale of their lowest priced tickets after being forced to reduce passenger numbers, according to the Financial Times.

It said that a flight with Air France-KLM that previously cost €170 had gone up to €850.

Similarly, the FT said Lufthansa, which has been forced to cancel thousands of flights from its Frankfurt and Munich bases, has also limited the sale of its cheapest seats.

Altogether, airlines have cancelled around 2% of the total number of flights that were due to operate from European airports in August.

According to data analysts Cirium, British Airways has cancelled 3,600, easyJet 2.045, Lufthansa 1,888 and Wizz Air 1,256.

The UK Government has published a new Aviation Passenger Charter today to remind consumers of their rights and responsibilities, including what to do if their flights are cancelled.

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