Saturday, 21 June 2014

Europe's Cheapest

Which Airline is the cheapest in Europe?    And -  No  it is not EasyJet or Ryanair!

Recent research has found the average price for a flight on the cheapest airline in Europe costs just £51.60.   The research conducted by may be a bit of a surprise to some as the cheapest airline is not Ryanair or EasyJet as you might expect, but little known Pegasus!

Yes, the Turkey-based budget carrier, Pegasus comes out on top in the cheapest list ahead of Ryanair, Wizz Air, Volotea and Air Lituanica when basic average prices per route are compared but the list transforms when the added baggage charge is added. However, even when a 20kg luggage fee is added, it still keeps the top slot,  while Ryanair drops to sixth behind Air Lituanica, Vueling, germanwings and Wizz Air.

However the cheapest flights in the world are all in the Asia region according to the research, with the short journeys on Malaysian airline Firefly coming out on top with a total fare, including checked baggage, coming out at less than half the price of Pegasus. AirAsia, which many would consider the cheapest option, comes in at fourth on the list while Tiger is ninth. 
Overall, Pegasus is ninth out of the world's low-cost airlines, but jumps up to seventh when the 20kg luggage fee is included while Ryanair is down in 19th position. 

Basic average price per route

Pegasus £51.61
Ryanair £52.40
Wizz Air £56.38
Volotea £64.89
Air Lituanica £64.96
Vueling £65.66
Air One £68.45
germanwings £69.04
Blue Air £69.19
easyJet £69.81

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