Romania ranks 5th in the world on flight price
Romania ranks first on short-haul flights, with an average cost of EUR 2.79 /100 km for low cost services and fifth in the world (both on domestic and international flights), says Flight Price Index 2017 survey conducted by kiwi.com.
Airline ticket prices are not only up to the airline but also to the countries the plane is overflying.
The 2017 Flight Price Index, detailing 80 countries which offer the best value flights, in order to help customers make affordable travel plans, places Romania first in terms of short-haul flights, with a cost of EUR 2.79/100km for low cost. Romania is followed by Bulgaria- EUR 2.92/100km and Malaysia- EUR 3.30/100km.
On international flights, our country ranks 12th, with EUR 2.44/100km, with Sweden ranking first (EUR 1.2/100km).
Overall, considering both short-haul and long-haul flights, Romania ranks fifth in the world in terms of ticket cost index, after Malaysia, Bulgaria, India and Turkey, out in over one million flights surveyed in those 80 countries.
In 2016, Romania ranked 27th (EUR 6.19/100km for internal low cost flights and EUR 1.52/100km for international low cost flights.
The survey took into account short-haul and long-haul flights from 80 of the world’s most frequently visited countries and cities, calculating an average ticket cost per 100 km of travel, using high and low season flight costs for over a million journeys. The research includes a clear split between low cost and full service airlines to arrive at a conclusive country to country price index. All currency conversions are correct as of April 25, 2017.
“Ticket prices fluctuate constantly for a myriad of reasons. Year on year changes can partly be attributed to fuel prices, sociopolitical shifts such as Brexit, recent elections and fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. The UK, for example, is seeing a larger number of Americans visit due to the weakening of the pound, whereas Egypt and Turkey saw a drop in ticket prices due to a decrease in demand due to regional turmoil,” said Kiwi.com CEO Oliver Dlouhý. “By tracking flight cost by country, travellers have more information with which to choose destinations that allow them to travel further on their budget. Travellers know what their ideal route, timing and price is, so we give them the tools to fulfill that.”