The Cheapest Countries For Air Travel (Canada's Not One Of Them)

Kiwis are paying less to jet abroad but there's better places to live if want affordable travel

Kiwis are paying less to jet abroad but there's better places to live if want affordable travel

The rankings are calculated by analysing the costs of over 1 million flights to find an average price of short-haul and long-haul flights.

It may not come as a shock to many Canadians, but a new survey by an online travel agency has found that flights out Canada are among the most expensive in the world.

In 2016, the least expensive was India at US$3.25/100 km of travel, while the most expensive was the United Arab Emirates at US$105.71. That is down from an average price of US$38.71 in 2016.

It costs New Zealanders about $12 per 100km of travel
John Slekirk FAIRFAX NZ It costs New Zealanders about $12 per 100km of travel

The priciest country is Belgium, at US$54.63 per 100 kilometres, making it more than double the price of a flight from Canada. That price is 42.7% more than Belgians had to pay past year.

New Zealand was in position 17, with an average cost of US$8.43/100 km of travel.

As a company, which prides itself on offering the best value ticket prices for customers, undertook the research in order to help make travelers aware of the countries that offer good opportunities for affordable travel. Year on year changes can partly be attributed to fuel prices, sociopolitical shifts such as Brexit, recent elections and fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, said CEO Oliver Dlougy in a release.

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Global flights are based on average costs from all of the worldwide airports within the country to up to five worldwide hubs. "Travellers know what their ideal route, timing and price is, so we give them the tools to fulfill that".

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 neighboring country when no domestic flights were available.

Short-haul flights on low cost carriers in Canada cost an average of US$11.24, while full-service was $27.17.

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Canada is the 45th most expensive country in the world for short-haul flights on a discount carrier and the 28th most expensive country in the world for short-haul flights on a full-service carrier.

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