Rising aviation fuel prices adds to cost of Africa flights


(eTN) – Fly 540 confirmed that they had to add a supplement of US$10 per person on the Entebbe – Nairobi route for each sector due to the sharply risen cost of JetA1 aviation fuel. In particular, Entebbe fuel companies, mainly Shell, charge the highest prices in the region, even more than the more distant Kigali. The airline has also pointed out that supplements for fuel are now also in place in Tanzania and Kenya, reflecting the general trend of the aviation industry.

A source from the airline said: “…And we, of course, regret this development, but the recent rise in crude oil prices has now reached us, and we cannot subsidize our fares, which are already the lowest in the market.”

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