Half-term flights are 42% costlier on common than earlier than the coronavirus pandemic, in response to new evaluation.
Shopper group Which? mentioned the standard value of a one-way ticket for the week-long faculty vacation in October booked six months, three months and 6 weeks prematurely was £212, in contrast with £150 for a similar interval in 2019.
Rising gasoline prices, pent-up demand for journey and airport passenger caps are considered behind the rise.
Which? analysed costs from information firm Skytra for flights from six of England’s busiest airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton and Birmingham – to 6 standard locations: Alicante, Antalya, Dubai, Dublin, Malaga and Tenerife.
The most important improve was seen on flights from Heathrow to Tenerife.
Passengers reserving six weeks earlier than departure paid a mean of £262 extra every manner than in 2019 – including £2,096 to the price of a vacation for a household of 4, Which? mentioned.
Flights from Gatwick to Dublin booked on the identical time elevated from £42 in 2019 to £160 this 12 months.
Man Hobbs, editor of Which? Journey, mentioned: “Travellers have had a torrid time this 12 months and our evaluation reveals they’re paying by way of the nostril for his or her bother.
“With fares so excessive, it is much more essential that airports and airways are held to account for the unacceptable disruption travellers have confronted.
“The federal government ought to give the Civil Aviation Authority stronger powers so it may possibly hit operators with heavy fines once they flout the foundations.”