Are cheap flights a thing of the past? Here’s why your summer trip is so expensive

Airfares are soaring in Europe and beyond, leaving many of us wondering, are the days of cheap flights over?

Both long and short-haul routes are affected, with ticket prices in France jumping 23.6 per cent on last year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

International flight prices from the UK increased by around 18 per cent from last year, according to travel booking website Kayak.

“There’s still a lot of pent-up demand for travel going back to the pandemic,” explains Kayak’s UK country manager, Evan Day.

“And that demand – combined with rising inflation and high fuel costs – has kept flight prices high.”

What is behind the spike in flight

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