Why airline tickets remain expensive for the time being

Modified on Wed, 27 Sep 2023 at 02:12 PM

Airline tickets became increasingly expensive after the Corona pandemic and achieved year-on-year price growth of up to 32% by the first half of 2023. Unfortunately, prices will remain at this level for the time being. You can find out exactly what factors led to this here:


1. Inflation

Due to the general price increase, the costs of air travel have increased, as the airline's expenses for fuel, staff and on-board catering in particular have also increased.


2. Increase in fees and taxes

Both airports and air traffic control have increased their fees, resulting in additional burdens for airlines. Fees and taxes are currently on track to surpass kerosene costs as the operationally most expensive cost item for an airline. The government cap of €10 for passenger and hand luggage checks has already been reached at most German airports. The air traffic tax is already €12.73 per passenger for a European flight.


3. Limited capacities

Plane and staff shortages have also increased prices as high demand outstrips limited supply.


In order to save on travel costs or not exceed your planned budget, it is often a good alternative to use other means of transport to get to your destination. Here, for example, the Deutsche Bahn, coaches or even your own car can be cheaper. 


If you have not yet decided whether you would prefer the train or a flight for your group trip, let us know and we will be happy to send you an offer with both options.

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