18-Mar-2010 2:00 PM

South Africa Airways raises fares due to "increased expenses" over World Cup period

South African Airways stated it will incur additional expenses during the 2010 FIFA World Cup as it plans to operate 24 hours a day during the period and as a result, it would naturally have to increase its fares (Business Report, 17-Mar-2010). The carrier added only 20% of domestic fares include a 50% increase in Business and Economy fares for the period, and that it is not charging an “unfair premium”.