An INSEE report released almost a week ago shows that SNCF prices have increased 12.7% in April compared to 2021, a difference of 12.7% from 2021. The institute calculates a 15.3% increase in prices between January and April this year. Christophe Fanichet (CEO of SNCF Voyageurs) was confronted with anger from users, particularly on social media. He called for nuance.
In an interview with "Sunday Journal", he admitted that prices had increased in a May 29 interview. He suggested taking into consideration the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. He explains that few trains ran last year due to the health situation. This explains why there were so many seats available and thus lower prices. "Prices for daily trains have remained stable as there has been no increase in fares. He adds that one in four TGV tickets is eligible for price caps [...] because of the Avantage card, which was purchased by three million people."
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On May 24, the SNCF recalled that prices were lower than those of 2019, which was the last year considered normal prior to the Covid-19. Christophe Fanichet warns that the prices may rise in future. "I don’t know if this policy of stabilizing prices can be maintained for long, as our costs are rising.
According to the Huffington Post, he stated that energy costs are increasing, there may be wages that rise, the price for materials is rising and the cost of labor is rising. "We might have to pass some of these costs on from 2023."