Wednesday 20 October 2021

Flight costs soar as Canadian travellers head back on planes

Global News in Canada shows that although more Canadians are taking to the skies as travel measures ease, airfare prices are also soaring with them, with prices reaching new highs not seen even before the pandemic. 

The aviation data supplier, Cirium, says between July of 2019 and July of 2021, the average price of a round-trip ticket within Canada went up by almost $100, to $532 plus taxes. 

Cirium says there's pent-up demand, but only half as many seats available, because Canadian airlines are still offering fewer flights and using smaller planes. 

Ross Lord explains why the cost of flying is getting more expensive, and when there might be some relief.

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