Airfare in Canada on the rise

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:03 PM ET

The trend of falling airfare that followed the recession ended in 2010, according to Statistics Canada.

Average domestic air fares rose 1.5% in the first quarter of 2010 from the same period in 2009, but international air fares continued to drop, dipping 0.7%. The average fare for both categories was $235.50.

Vancouver, host of the 2010 Olympic Games, saw prices for the average flight soar as high as 10% higher than normal thanks to heavy demand from the Olympics.

Only fares for Air Canada, Air Transat and WestJet were used for the statistics.


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