Evaluation: Flight ticket prices continued to rise

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Travelers flying for their summer vacation will have to expect higher ticket prices on many routes this year. A current evaluation by the comparison portal “Check24” confirms the trend that some airlines had already announced. Accordingly, prices for flights from German airports to the 30 most popular travel destinations rose by an average of eight percent by mid-May.

Prices for flights to the British Isles rose particularly sharply. A return flight to Edinburgh costs on average 327 euros, an increase of 26 percent compared to last year. Flights to Dublin (plus 22 percent) and London (plus 20 percent) have also become significantly more expensive. Flights to Mallorca have seen a price increase of 14 percent and now cost an average of 296 euros instead of 260 euros.

However, a few destinations are seeing falling prices. Flight costs to Athens have fallen by 14 percent compared to the previous year. A return flight costs an average of 303 euros this summer, compared to 351 euros last year.

The reasons for the increased prices are varied. The comparison portal cites increased demand, general inflation and increased airline operating costs as the main factors. Additionally, the recently increased ticket tax is contributing to the higher prices.

Holidaymakers can still save if they are flexible with travel dates and departure airports. Flights can be cheaper if they depart from airports in states that do not have summer holidays. According to “Check24”, departures from airports in neighboring countries can also be attractively priced.

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