2016 Aviation Price Index: Canada Ranks 6th Most Expensive Country for Flights
I know this has nothing to do with early aviation, but what the heck – it seemed interesting. And no, I’m not receiving any sort of fee, payment or reward. It just seemed interesting.
Check out the chart above… I’m actually surprised that Canada isn’t No. 1.
Online travel agency www.Kiwi.com have produced a ranking detailing countries of the world which offer the least and most expensive flights.
The research, which took into account over one-million international and domestic journeys, found that India offered the least expensive flight prices per 100km of travel, while the United Arab Emirates clocked in with the most expensive tickets.
As a company which prides itself on offering the best value ticket prices for customers, Kiwi.com undertook the research in order to help travelers find the most suited deals on flights around the world.
Canada ranked in position 70, with an average flight cost of US$38.71 per 100km of travel, factoring in both domestic and international journeys. Canada also offered the most expensive international flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $43.70 and $94.66 respectively per 100km of travel.
The least expensive country, India, averaged a flight cost of $3.25 per 100km of travel. At the other end of the ranking, United Arab Emirates calculated at a cost over 30 times higher, at $105.71 per 100km of travel.
To calculate the rankings, Kiwi.com analyzed over a million flights to find an average price of domestic and international flights on a low cost and a legacy airline from each of the countries.
Domestic flights were calculated by finding an average of flight costs from the country’s capital to up to five major cities within the country (where available), or a major city in a neighboring country where no domestic flights were available, whilst international costs were calculated from the capital of each country to up to five international hubs within the same continent.
All flights were checked for the same dates of travel (or neighboring dates where necessary) on- and off-season, taking into account the same destinations and travel scheduling.
“The Aviation Price Index is a fascinating guide to the costs of air travel around the globe,” states Kiwi.com chief executive officer Oliver Dlouhý. “We always aim to offer travelers the best possible deals, and hope this ranking informs customers on the countries from which they can expect the most cost effective airfare, and assist them in booking the best value journey.”
Further findings from the ranking include:
- India offered the least expensive domestic flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $2.27 and $2.67 respectively per 100km of travel.
- China offered the least expensive international flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $1.22 and $2.84 respectively per 100km of travel.
- United Arab Emirates offered the most expensive domestic flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $181.38 and $202.36 respectively per 100km of travel.
- Canada offered the most expensive international flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $43.70 and $94.66 respectively per 100km of travel.
Kiwi.com, formerly known as Skypicker, is an online travel agency with groundbreaking virtual interlining technology and a focus on exceptional customer service. Its unique combination algorithm allows our customers to combine flights from non-cooperating airlines onto a single itinerary, often resulting in significant savings.