The jump in fuel prices primarily affected prices for summer tour packages which are being formed at present. According to a competent source, the majority of contracts between airline companies and tour operators stipulate: in case of fuel cost increase tariffs might change. Consequently, it is difficult to forecast prices for tour packages for a month period. ‘It is very inconvenient. We have to set temporary prices for tours with a possibility of further price alteration’, stated Alexey Emelianov, the Head of Charter Flights Department of IntAir.
Meanwhile, travel market players are consolated by the fact that fuel cost has not changed for a month. According to experts, a ton of fuel in Sheremetievo Airport costs 19, 7414 rubles, while in Pulkovo it costs 18 891 rubles. However, tour operators anticipate that the situation will change for the worse being influenced by the world’s tendency.