OREANDA-NEWS Over the current winter 2018-2019, air ticket prices in various directions have risen by an average of 5-33%, media writes, citing data from e-ticket trading services.

The average check for flights within Russia and international flights increased by 17% (from 11.4 thousand rubles to 13.4 thousand rubles) and 23% (from 18.3 thousand to 27.3 thousand rubles), respectively, follows from the Biletix data. The company Aviasales, in turn, the publication reported that prices increased for domestic and foreign destinations by 7% (up to 7.4 thousand rubles) and 5% (up to 47 thousand rubles), respectively. OneTwoTrip reports that the ticket price on domestic flights increased by 33%, on international routes — by 18%. Tutu.ru he believes that the prices for flights in Russia increased by 8%, for the near and far abroad — 5% and 8%, respectively.

The source of the publication from the industry said that airlines are currently working on the verge of profitability.

"Ticket sales services do not take into account the cost of currency: a year ago, the dollar cost 55 rubles, and now almost 70. And all the main expenses of carriers — in currency", - quotes the edition of the interlocutor.

As the expert of the Institute of transport Economics and transport policy National research University “Higher school of Economics” Fyodor Borisov commented, the average growth of tariffs by 5-7% was observed in the past 2018, but the costs of air carriers grew twice as fast. In his opinion, companies can not compensate for the increase in costs by raising prices due to the high elasticity of demand for the cost of flights.

"As soon as the price rises significantly for the consumer, the volume of traffic immediately falls," Borisov explained.