Liberalization of Markets

Canada’s High Airfares and Passenger Leakage

Because 75% of Canada’s population lives only 90 minutes from the U. S. border, many regional Canadian airports are in direct competition with their northern American counterparts. This geographical proximity means that airfare prices have become one of the biggest competitive advantages of airports in the quest to attract more passengers. This Viewpoint explains why taxes, fees and charges increase the prices of airfares and make Canadian airports less competitive in relation to American airports.

Media release :: Canadian airfare prices are competitive, excessive taxes and surcharges are the main issue

 

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