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Fiji Airways Amongst Cheapest Airlines: 2018 Global Flight Price Ranking

Fiji Airways Amongst Cheapest Airlines: 2018 Global Flight Price Ranking
Fiji Airways A330-200
May 31
11:42 2018

Who says Fiji Airways fares are expen­sive?

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, was ranked 47th in the Global Flight Pricing Report, prepared by the Melbourne-based trav­el planning website Rome2Rio.

The data was analysed by taking into account the economy class airfares of 200 major air­lines during the first two months of 2018.

Cheapest airline in the world

Australia’s Tiger Air has ranked the cheap­est airline in the world, with an average ticket price of $0.06 per km. AirAsia X comes in at second place at $0.07 per km.

On the whole, airfares are on the rise, largely due to increased fuel cost, a trend which will possibly continue over the years, says the re­port. So Rome2Rio recommends that people take advantage of the cheap tickets for now and take that holiday you’ve been planning forever.

The results are fascinating.

Of course, airfares follow certain trends; long­er flights cost more, and some airlines are more expensive per km flown than others.

However, there’s always more to the story than this.

There are many factors which can influence per km costs, including the type of aircraft flown, routes flown, local salary and fuel costs, ancillary revenue and airport landing fees.

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About the ranking

Since the 2016 Rome2Rio report, they have seen minor shifts in pricing and ranking.

In general, the low end of both the interna­tional and domestic rankings have shifted up in cost per km.

With reports of flight prices headed upwards, largely due to increased fuel costs, this may un­fortunately be a trend that continues.

It is based on the airline price comparison on economy-class airfares displayed by Rome2rio in January and February, 2018.

Rome2Rio serves millions of visitors per month with a global user base spanning Eu­rope, Americas and Asia Pacific, so the pricing data covers hundreds of airlines and millions of tickets.

They only studied economy fares.

Airlines sometimes offer highly non-com­petitive fares for shopping queries, so for this analysis Rome2Rio included only fares that fell within two times the cheapest price available for each shopping query.

The cost of a flight depends on many factors, including how close the booking is made to the time of travel and the popularity of the route.

About Rome2rio

Rome2Rio says it is organising the world’s transport information.

It offers a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving op­tions to and from any location, utilising a pur­pose built repository of route, frequency and pricing information for some 750,000 routes from over 4,800 operators in 144 countries. Rome2Rio is based in Melbourne, Australia.

About Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways has a fleet of brand new wide body A330s and refreshed B737 aircrafts. It also uses ATR 72/42 aircraft of domestic subdiary Fiji Link on some regional flights.

From Nadi and Nausori International Air­ports, Fiji Airways serves destinations includ­ing Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 per cent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1300 people, earns revenues of over FJD$929 million per annum, and directly contributes a signifi­cant portion of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013.

With information from Rome2Rio.

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

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