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More than 500 euros for Tenerife, and 400 euros for London and Paris

Bad news for latecomers who haven’t decided where to spend yet vacation Summer and they are preparing to buy a plane ticket to get to a foreign capital or a foreign tourist destination. Flight prices have in fact reached record levels, as confirmed by Istat which recorded a 160.2% increase in international airfares in July. Assoutenti, an association that has compared fares charged by airlines to some European and international destinations, takes into account the “expensive flight”.

Intercontinental flights

It turns out that those who want to go to China starting in Rome and landing in Beijing have to face a cost of approximately 3,400 euros (one-way, 3 stops), which comes to more than 10 thousand euros if you choose the fastest connection. Sydney tickets start from €1,594 on the Fiumicino flight (one way), €1,582 from Milan. To go to Singapore requires 1,200 euros from both cities and 950 euros for Tokyo. Traveling to Jakarta is cheaper if you start from Milan (685 € vs. 1341 €), as well as New York (tickets start from € 1243 from Fiumicino, € 915 from Malpensa), while the situation reverses if the destination is the city. Mexico: 1,184 euros from the capital, 1,263 euros from Milan.

Travel to Europe

Assoutenti then suppose a return flight departing on August 19 (in the morning) and returning on August 22 (in the evening) to European destinations and foreign tourist destinations: it turns out that spending a few days on the wonderful Greek island of Mykonos, 395 euros for the flight from Milan, 292 euros for the next flight from Rome (but in the latter case, to save money, you have to leave at 1:35 in the morning). It will be even worse if you choose Tenerife: a plane ticket costs 520 euros from Rome, and 441 euros for travel from Milan. Also expensive to go to London (419 euros on the Fiumicino – Heathrow route) while those who want to spend a few days in romantic Paris (landing at Charles de Gaulle airport) spend 314 euros starting from Rome, but only 113 if the trip starts in Milan (but in this The case starts from Lynette and goes back to Malpensa).

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Boarding with baggage

Assoutenti explains that fares that do not take into account additional costs (handbags, seat selection, travel insurance, etc.), and taxes can significantly increase the final invoice for the purchase of a ticket. “Air transport is rapidly becoming a luxury for the wealthy – warns the president of Assoutenti, Furio Truzzi – the increase in energy costs and the increase in fuel prices has been completely offloaded to end consumers by an abnormal increase in tickets. 160% in July compared to 2021. Unfortunately, the situation will worsen: Cutting off airline-operated flights due to staff shortages leads to a general reduction in communications, with direct negative consequences for seat prices that are still available and for users “pockets,” Trouzzi concludes.

Harold Manning

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