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Ireland Ranks 36th Out of 80 Countries in Flight Price Index 2017

Ireland Ranks 36th Out of 80 Countries in Flight Price Index 2017

Online travel agency Kiwi.com has produced its annual ranking detailing the cost of air travel in 80 countries. Kiwi.com analysed over a million flights to find an average price of short-haul and long-haul flights on low cost and full service airlines from each of the countries.

Domestic flights were calculated by finding an average airfare from the country’s capital to up to five major cities within the country, or to a major city nearby in a neighbouring country when no domestic flights were available. The price of international travel was calculated based on flights from all international airports within the country, to several international hubs. All flights were checked for the same dates of travel taking into account high and low seasons.

This was Ireland’s first inclusion in the Flight Price Index and ranks in position 36, with an average flight cost of €11.01 per 100 km of travel, factoring in both short-haul and long-haul journeys. This compares with the most affordable country, Malaysia, averaging a flight cost of €3.84 per 100 km of travel. At the other end of the ranking, Belgium calculated at a cost 13 times higher, at €50.21 per 100 km of travel.

10 Countries with Most Affordable Flights per 100km

Kiwi.com Flight Price Index 2017 (1)

10 Countries with Most Expensive Flights per 100km

Kiwi.com Flight Price Index 2017 (2)

Full results of the ranking can be found here: www.kiwi.com/stories/flight-price-index-2017/eur/

“Ticket prices fluctuate constantly and for many reasons,” said Oliver Dlouhý, Chief Executive, Kiwi.com. “Some of the changes from one year to the next can be attributed to fuel prices, sociopolitical shifts like Brexit, and recent elections. Egypt and Turkey, for example, saw a decrease in ticket prices because of a decrease in demand as a result of regional turmoil.

“By tracking flight cost by country, travellers have more information with which to choose destinations that allow them to travel further on their budget.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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