Air ticket prices set to keep climbing from pandemic low

In the United States, the average price of an internal flight has shot up, from US$202 (RM880) in October 2021 to US$336 in May this year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis. – EPA pic, June 22, 2022.

PROPELLED by inflation, the price of air tickets has begun to take off again after tumbling during the pandemic, a reversal that looks set to intensify due to environmental pressures, experts say.

For members of the International Air Transport Association, gathered in Doha for their annual meeting this week, minds are focused on how far such increases risk undermining passenger growth targets.

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