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Urgent warning to Irish holidaymakers not to delay booking flights as fuel costs are driving up flight prices

HOLIDAYMAKERS have been warned not to delay booking flights as rising fuel costs will push airfares higher.

Aer Lingus boss Lynne Embleton has stated that while cheap seats still exist, they will eventually have to move up.

Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton

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Aer Lingus CEO Lynne EmbletonPhoto credit: Aer Lingus
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The top CEO revealed that fuel costs account for up to 30 percent of an airline’s total costs.

In an interview with RTE, she said: “If the price of fuel goes up, it is inevitable that this will ultimately be passed on to customers.

“It doesn’t happen immediately, but you would expect the industry to recoup that cost.”

Lynne added: “Ultimately, we see that the cost of fuel needs to be reflected in the price.”

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The airline is gearing up for a busy summer after announcing it has increased the number of flights from Dublin over the next few months.

The airline boss also said the Irish carrier has not seen the same level of staff shortages as other airlines.

She explained: “We are absolutely still flying the program that we set out to do.

“We are already at 85 per cent of 2019 capacity and as you know the intention is to reach 90 per cent at the peak and we are absolutely on track to achieve that.

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“They have seen globally the impact of supply chain bottlenecks and airport security issues at many airports around the world and we are not immune to it.

“We’ve hired new staff, we’ve been happy with the number of people wanting to come to Aer Lingus and we’re growing well.”

The resumption of a non-stop flight route next year will give Irish holidaymakers looking to book a trip to Mexico a big boost.

Dublin to Cancun non-stop flight will be available for booking options again soon.

The flight route will officially resume for June and July 2023 – and it is currently unclear if it will resume after the end of July.

The flight is operated by TUI Holiday Group and takes place in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

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Prices for the trip start at €1,799 per person with a €150 deposit.

Price based on first departure on June 5, 2023 for 14 nights at RUI Lupita three star hotel with all inclusive package.

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