Monday, April 16, 2012

Increase in the cost of flying

Looks like we will be paying a little more for our flights from Spain. The government has decided to increase the overhead charges applied at all airports in Spain by up to 50%. The higher rate applies to Barajas (Madrid) and El Prat (Barcelona). Airports that deal with tourists such as El Altet (Alicante) will apply the lower rate of 14%.

It isn’t clear what these changes will make to ticket prices because that all depends on how much of the increase will be absorbed by the airlines. At a rough estimate, it could add about 10 Euros per flight from El Altet, more from Madrid or Barcelona. Prices will apply from June 1st.

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