Why Are Australians Facing A 50% Hike In Air Fares To Fly To Europe?

Australians looking to escape winter and fly to Europe for a summer holiday are facing fares of almost 50% higher than the same period last year as airlines keep prices high despite the supply of available seats and fuel prices improving in recent months. The average price for a return economy air fare from Australian cities to European destinations for travel between the beginning of June and end of September has grown to $2,571, according to data compiled by booking site Kayak.com.au from searches made recently. What do you think LiveTribers? Why are Australians facing a 50% hike in air fares to fly to Europe?

Posted by on 18 May 2023

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    I don't know and don't really care.

    Posted by MS on 14 Aug 2023

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    People are desperate to travel, so airlines are taking advantage.

    Posted by kendallx3 on 07 Aug 2023

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    It’s a question of supply and demand. Many airlines including Qantas are operating at reduced capacity and some have stopped flying in and out of Australia as a result of this demand is greatly inflated. As airlines bring more planes into service thus increasing their capacity the wheel will turn supply will be greater than demand prices will fall.

    Posted by Pitchmark on 20 Jun 2023

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    I guess all those who missed out on trips through Covid now want to make up for it, so accept the rise rather than miss again. As someone else said, airlines, like all of us, are trying to make up for Covid losses.

    Posted by sandra on 05 Jun 2023

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    Because now people can travel if they want to. During the lockdowns, people were unable to travel. So now the airlines are trying to recover some of the money they lost during all the lockdowns.

    Posted by tassiegirl on 30 May 2023

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    The inflation has put so much pressure on businesses but it’s only the common man who is getting the burden of all this.

    Posted by Farrukh on 25 May 2023

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    Just a business. Money stinks.

    Posted by Guntis on 25 May 2023

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    Covid years made many airlines go bust or lost a lot of money. They are now making up for it. Simple. 50% though is way too greedy. Aussies, stay home and spend the dollars here. I have been to many countries and we have equal if not better scenery, beaches, snow, etc.

    Posted by coaster on 18 May 2023

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    Many of the services we had before Covid have not as yet returned to Australia so there is less competition. It isn't the cost of fuel because that's cheaper than it was before Covid but hopefully airfares will come down soon.

    Posted by Paula on 18 May 2023

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    Greed pure and simple!!!

    Posted by mact on 18 May 2023

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    Airlines are trying to recover from the financial losses incurred during the pandemic by capitalizing on this increased demand and adjusting their pricing accordingly.

    Posted by Gaz on 18 May 2023

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    Only rich people can travel under these conditions. y travel days are over!

    Posted by sulter on 18 May 2023

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    Because the airlines will charge as much as they think customers will pay. It's called Capitalism.

    Posted by ere on 18 May 2023

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