Bus tickets cost a bomb as Eid approaches
Holiday activity took place in bus terminals every year before the Eid across Turkey while there is a recession due to fuel and ticket prices this year.
Increased prices on bus and plane journeys before the Eid brood people those who plan to spend Eid al-Adha at homeland.
Citizens reacting to the hike in the prices of intercity bus tickets before Eid al-Adha complain about the cost of ticket prices.
In the days before Eid al-Adha, bus companies increased their ticket prices due to high demand.
Citizens, who plan to go to their hometown to spend Eid with their loved ones, complain about the cost of ticket prices, while drivers and officials of bus companies argue that the price of tickets is increased due to high fuel prices and other costs.
Gaziantep Intercity Bus Terminal has not experienced the expected Eid intensity this year. Additional bus services were made each year, many passengers could not find tickets in the terminal last years, bus it is possible to find tickets at any time this year.
Indicating that the expected intensity of the Eid has not yet begun bus company officials Mehmet Erkan Deveci said passengers are also having difficulty with transport as rising fuel and similar costs have soared recently.
Hasan Çalışkan, another bus company official, stated that buses come from western provinces made additional services, while there is not any density in Gaziantep.
Complaining about bus tickets, Mehmet Polat, who wants to spend Eid holiday with his relatives in Izmir, said bus companies had turned the holiday into an opportunity, and that at least 50 percent increase was made to the tickets.
Aysel Hanım, another passenger, who wants to spend Eid with her loved ones, stated that bus ticket prices almost competed with the plane ticket price.