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The prices of plane tickets from France soar by more than 20%

In France, the prices of plane tickets have increased by more than 20% in one year. A standard increase put into perspective with the health crisis, which had then sharply lowered prices.

The prices of plane tickets are soaring from France, all destinations combined, and are up by 20.6% in April 2022 compared to April of last year. And since the beginning of the year, they have increased by 10%. This is the observation drawn up last week by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC), in a press release

The highest increases on departure from Reunion

Prices over one year have risen sharply but especially from Reunion. The department posted an increase twice as strong as the average for all overseas departments (+20.5% against +10.6%).

On departure from mainland France, the increase is highly variable: +12.7% on the domestic network and +23.5% on the international network compared to April 2021. Regarding mainland-Overseas flights, the increase is lve 11.6%, still over one year.

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Brand increases put into perspective

Due to the gradual recovery in post-health crisis traffic, airlines posted particularly low prices in April 2021, partly explaining the high rates of price variation observed in April 2022 over one year, tempers the DGAC in a communicated

As a result, compared to April 2019 (the last year not affected by the crisis), ticket prices are experiencing a rise half less (+10.8%) all destinations combined.

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While since April 2021, Réunion has been the Overseas department where prices have increased the most, they have fallen by 3% if compared to 2019. At the same time, prices from Guadeloupe , Martinique and Guyana are subject to increases of between 7 and 12% between April 2019 and April 2022.

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