Here’s Where Your Money Goes When You Book a Flight

How do airlines price their tickets? It may feel like the number is randomly generated but there is a method to their madness. This is the breakdown of a typical low-cost airline service from London Stansted to Rome…

The cost to operate a commercial flight has many factors that contribute to the eventual ticket price: fuel, crew, airport charges and taxes are just some of the things which impact the price a passenger pays to fly. 

Airline Fares

For this example, we’re going to use a typical low-cost fare from Stansted to Rome. If the ticket were to cost £76, here’s how the fare might be split up… 

Ticket Price


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