JOHANNESBURG World Cup organisers on Thursday agreed to extend the number of cheaper seats offered to South Africans to 29 p.c of whole tickets for this year’s match.
CoSport, a firm that holds unique rights to sell Games access to the U.S. public, was pricing its tickets at an outdated exchange charge that was about forty p.c less favorable than the market rate and also including 20 percent handling charges. Jordaan stated the choice followed appeals from fans, commerce unions and politicians to accommodate poor South Africans, but stressed that the lack of income wouldn’t harm the operating of the event. The authorities announced in 2009 that a Chinese firm, China Sonangol International, was serious about a 49 p.c stake within the airline.
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