A Singapore Airlines plane takes off at Changi International Airport. A study found the cost of flying from the city state was on average 27 per cent higher in April than in 2019. Photo: Reuters
A Singapore Airlines plane takes off at Changi International Airport. A study found the cost of flying from the city state was on average 27 per cent higher in April than in 2019. Photo: Reuters
Aviation

Singapore airfares cost 27 per cent more than before Covid-19 – so why are prices so high?

  • Industry insiders say demand ‘is off the charts’ across all categories of travellers, who are opting to stomach higher costs after being grounded for so long
  • Reasons for sky-high ticket prices include scaled-down flight networks, soaring fuel prices, widespread staff shortages – and airline’s battered balance sheets

A Singapore Airlines plane takes off at Changi International Airport. A study found the cost of flying from the city state was on average 27 per cent higher in April than in 2019. Photo: Reuters
A Singapore Airlines plane takes off at Changi International Airport. A study found the cost of flying from the city state was on average 27 per cent higher in April than in 2019. Photo: Reuters
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