Domestic airfare sits steady at 6-year low

By: Vin Heney on May 1, 2016

Statistics Canada has released the latest figures for average airfare from the third quarter of 2015.

According to the Toronto Star, StatsCan puts the average cost of a one-way domestic flight at $175.70 before fees and taxes, which is almost $12 less than a year earlier. The average is based on rates from Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat, and their subsidiaries.

While the drop in prices have kept Canada’s overall rates low, the total cost of tickets are still high thanks to the many fees and surcharges that get tacked onto tickets.

Oil prices falling like they did, it’s no surprise to see the fuel cost savings being passed down to the consumer. Airlines are doing what they can to keep ticket prices competitive and low, however international fares have increased slightly according to the same report, going from $340.60 to $341.20.