Canadians paying more for airfares as summer ticket prices jump

Looking to catch a flight this summer? Prepare to open your wallet even wider.

A new report says travellers are paying significantly more to fly within Canada during peak tourism season compared with last year, as limited capacity and competition outweigh easing demand to push up ticket costs.

Prices for domestic flights in July through September rose 14 per cent on average over the past 12 months, according to figures from the Flight Centre Travel Group.

“We’re seeing definite increases in cost across board,” said Chris Lynes, managing director of the Australia-based travel agency’s operation in Canada.

As the pent-up demand for leisure travel that followed the COVID-19

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