The next time you’re fare shopping for a long haul flight you may wish to check out a Chinese booking site. A recent study by kiwi.com looked at the aviation price index of the world’s 75 most frequently visited countries and found that China is the cheapest country in the world for international flights.
The study shows that international flights from China on average are the cheapest of the world’s 75 most frequently visited countries at $1.22/100km for low-cost international flights and $2.84/100km for full-service international flights. Compared to the most expensive, which is Canada costing on average $43.70/100km for low-cost international flights and $94.66/100km for full-service international flights.
“China’s major cities are international transportation hubs to other major cities around the world and include many low-cost airlines that fly around Asia,” says Monica Guan, marketing representative for Sublime China “Not only does this give travelers more options, but allows China to offer cheaper flights because of the high supply.”
So the lesson here is shop around and try checking Ctrip.com for price comparisons the next time that you want to book international flights.