France: plane ticket prices up 3.7% in October

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In October 2023THE price of plane tickets from France are in increase of + 3.7% compared to October 2022, all destinations and travel classes combined, according topassenger air transport price index (IPTAP) of the Ministry of Ecological Transition also responsible for Transport.

Departing from mainland France, air ticket prices are on an upward trend (+3.1%), driven mainly by the domestic network (+11.7%). While the international network remains relatively stable (+0.8%). On the domestic network, prices increased by +16.3% on intra-metropolitan connections with again a more pronounced increase on radial connections compared to transverse connections. Towards Overseas, the increase in fares is +7.1% resulting from contrasting developments in particular in the Overseas departments (significant increases being observed in Guyana and Reunion, particularly in Business class) and a decline towards Polynesia.

Internationally, prices increase little (+0.8%). The increase observed on long haul (+4.4%) is attenuated by the drop on medium haul (-1.9%). For the international medium-haul network, the drop is mainly driven by the North Africa and the Levant route, in particular on destinations to Israel due to the ongoing conflict since October 7. On the other hand, the European Economic Area/Switzerland/United Kingdom showed a slight increase (+2.5%), more pronounced in Business class and community destinations.

For the long-haul international network, the increase is mainly driven by the Middle East (+8.5%) and sub-Saharan Africa (+6.5%), particularly due to the geopolitical situation for this last geographic area. which leads to an extension of flight time to certain destinations. Prices in Asia-Pacific are increasing in a more measured manner (+4.5%). The effect of these increases is, however, attenuated by the declines observed in the Americas, in particular on destinations to the United States and Mexico. Prices for Business class reservations are also falling across the entire international long-haul network.

Departing from all overseas departments, the increase in plane ticket prices slowed to 6.2% in October, and once again remains below the level observed in the direction Mainland > Overseas. With the exception of Mayotte which is down (-4.4%), the other overseas departments (DOM) are up relatively uniformly: +7.3% for Martinique, +6.8% for Reunion, +5.1% for Guadeloupe and +4.3% for Guyana. The increases are driven by connections to mainland France, intra-DOM connections are down with the exception of those serving Guyana.

For the first ten months of 2023, the cumulative increase in prices from France is 10.7%.

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