African Airlines in competition ahead of AFCON
Airlines are in stiff competition as the African cup of nations (AFCON) builds up, the tournament is slated for next week in South Africa.
Major airlines including Ethiopian Airlines, Air Namibia, South Africa Airways as well as Kenyan Airways who ply the route have begun offering juicy deals for travelers.
Industry players expect the price of tickets to shoot up in the coming days as demand increases.
Travelers who would want to catch a glimpse of this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s African Cup of Nations would have to cough up at least $1000 for an economy class ticket to South Africa.
Prior to the tournament a ticket to South Africa was going for around 800 dollars.
For those who would want to travel in comfort a business class ticket is going for $3400.
Travel agencies in a bid to take advantage of the season to cash in on sales have also begun providing juicy packages.
Arnold Van Mortagbe who is the director of The Host, a travel agency told Citi Business News, his agency has a package for a number of budget types.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We have a package going for 1814 dollars which covers your visa, airfare, hotel accommodation for three nights, match ticket and entertainment among others we also have others for the number of days one wants to stay.Ã¢â‚¬Â