Domestic air transport price sees 18 percent hike

The price of domestic air transportation increased by 18 percent between December 2010 and December 2011, statistics from the Department of National Planning (DNP) indicate.

International flights increased by an even greater 20 percent over the past year.

The transportation sector contributed a total of 8 percent to last year’s total inflation, while Capital Male’ saw an 11.27 percent increase in inflation.

According to DNP statistics, major price hikes also occurred in the food, fish, education and health sectors.