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  1. The all-fare index (2002=100) for domestic and international (including Canada-United States) scheduled services operated by Canadian Level I air carriers climbed 2.5% in 2008 after experiencing a 1.6% decline in 2007. All sectors recorded increases over the period which drove the all-fare index from 92.8 in 2007 to 95.1 in 2008.
  2. In 2008, the average domestic and international one-way air fare (all types) paid by passengers was $256.10, up 3.8% from $246.70 in 2007, reverting to the upward trend experienced between 2004 and 2006. The average domestic air fare (all types) paid by passengers was $196.30 in 2008, up 3.3% from $190.00 in 2007. This increase followed the 1.0% decline between 2006 and 2007 and the strong annual progression reported between 2004 and 2006 (+6.3%). The average international air fare (all types) was $355.00 in 2008, up 3.8% from $342.10 in 2007.
  3. In 2008, 96.9% of passengers on domestic and international scheduled services flew on discount fares, up 0.5 percentage points from 96.4% in 2007. On domestic scheduled services, 96.0% of passengers travelled on discount fares in 2008, up 0.4 percentage points from 95.6% in 2007. On international scheduled services, 98.5% of passengers flew on discount fares in 2008, up 0.6 percentage points from 97.9% in 2007.
  4. When the distribution was expressed in terms of passenger-kilometres, the proportion of domestic discount travel was 95.7%, up 0.6 percentage points from 95.1% in 2007 and the proportion of international discount travel was 98.8%, up 0.7 percentage points from 98.1% in 2007.
  5. In 2008, average domestic air fares increased across most selected Canadian cities of enplanement compared to 2007. Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa remained the cities with the highest average domestic fares in 2008. These three cities and Halifax had average domestic air fares above the national average ($196.30). Edmonton reported the largest increase in average domestic air fare (+5.2%), while Montreal was the only selected city which posted a decrease (-0.4%).