AIR: Marked increase in the price of plane tickets departing from Overseas France over the last 12 months


The passenger air transport price index published by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Cohesion shows an increase of nearly 35% in one year in the price of plane tickets departing from Overseas .

Numbers :

In December 2022, the prices of air tickets departing from France increased year-on-year, by 20,6%, all destinations combined. Cumulatively, since the beginning of the year, the increase in the price of air tickets is 21,7%.

 From Metropolis, prices increased by 25,0% on the domestic network and by 17,3% on the international network compared to December 2021.

Internationally, the rise in prices also continues. Year-on-year, the increase is 17,3% between December 2021 and December 2022 (+21,5% cumulative). However, the increase is contrasted between long-haul and medium-haul. For the latter, the increase is 24,2%, while it is limited to 10,8% for the long-haul network.

From all overseas departments, the increase in air ticket prices reached 34,6% in December (+21,8% cumulatively). This trend affects the four departments in a differentiated way, Martinique and Guadeloupe posting the strongest increases (respectively +58,9% and +47,0%) in particular due to the postponement    part of the increase in carrier operating costs on ticket prices as well as sustained tourist and family activity in the West Indies for the end-of-year celebrations.

Compared to December 2019, the price of plane tickets departing from France, all destinations combined, increased by 26,5%.

From Metropolis, prices increased by 24,1% on the domestic network and by 25,7% on the international network.

On the domestic network, prices increased by 19,9% ​​on intra-metropolitan links and by 22,8% on links from mainland France to overseas territories compared to December 2019.

From overseas departments, the increase in air ticket prices is 30,5%. Nevertheless, differences are observed according to the departments. Flights departing from the West Indies experienced increases of 44,4% for Guadeloupe and 46,2% for Martinique, while for flights departing from Guyana and Reunion the growth was less significant (respectively +21,2, 11,9% and +2019%). This strong growth on departure from the West Indies is explained in particular by the fact that the index levels in XNUMX were particularly low, lower than those on departure from Reunion.

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