It’s above all flights to European destinations that have become dearer. During the same period long haul flights became cheaper. The price hike comes amid growing demand. Demand rose 50% in Belgium, while across the globe demand for flights is up 62.3%. Demand has risen as the low cost sector expanded. In 2005 only 13.7% of flights were low cost compared to 31.7% in 2017.
Demand is at its highest in June and August when prices are 20% higher on average.