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Airlines offering 'competitive prices'

30 June 2009 07:39

Airlines offering 'competitive prices'

Travel insurance could be next on the shopping list of Brits who manage to bag a low-cost flight for their summer break.

As airlines around the world continue to reduce the number of flights they are offering, prices of existing flights are falling and could see holidaymakers pick up a bargain.

Head of aviation at Travel Counsellors Darren McCormick said that the "flooded markets" have seen carriers reduce the number of flights on routes including London Heathrow to New York or Hong Kong.

Lower fares have seen sales increase, he said, with bargains on the market including flights to Australia for around £450 and flights to New York for £279.

According to figures from OAG, there will be a downturn in flights within Europe.

Findings from the firm also suggest that over the next six months, airlines will offer 3.67 per cent fewer flights than they did a year ago.