Average cost of domestic and international airfare jumps
Oct. 31, 2011, Ottawa - The average cost of airfares increased in 2010, mainly due to year-over-year advances in the third and fourth quarters.
October 31, 2011 By The Canadian Press
Statistics Canada reports the average domestic and international one-way airfare (all types) paid by passengers was $243.50 in 2010, up 5.3 per cent from $231.20 in 2009.
The agency attributes the increase largely to a gradual upturn of the global airline industry following the economic downturn of 2009.
The average domestic airfare paid by passengers was $182.50 in 2010, up 5.5 per cent from $173.00 in 2009.
The average international airfare increased 1.7 per cent to $331.80 in 2010 from $326.30 in 2009.
Despite the increases, StatsCan says domestic and international airfares remained well below pre-downturn levels.