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- In 2013, combined domestic and international air fares averaged $249.00, up 0.2% from $248.60 in 2012. This increase was mainly a result of year-over-year increases in the second and third quarters. The average domestic air fare paid by passengers was $190.80 in 2013, down 0.7% from $192.20 the previous year. The average international air fare increased slightly (+0.3%) from $321.50 in 2012 to $322.60 in 2013.
- In 2013, 97.1% of passengers on domestic and international scheduled flights flew on discount fares, up 0.4 percentage points from 96.7% in 2012. The proportion of domestic passengers on discount fares was also 97.1%, up 1.2 percentage points from 95.9% the previous year. On international flights, the share of passengers flying on discount fares fell 0.7 percentage points to 97.0%.
- In terms of passenger-kilometres, the proportion of domestic discount travel increased for the first time since 2010 to 97.3%, up 1.5 percentage points from 2012. The share of international discount travel decreased 0.7 percentage points from the previous year to 97.8% in 2013.
- In 2013, average domestic air fares declined across 8 of the 10 selected Canadian cities of enplanement compared to 2012. Toronto remained the city with the highest average domestic air fare ($214.40), while Ottawa posted the lowest average domestic air fare ($178.60). During this period, year-over-year decreases ranged from 0.1% in Calgary and Halifax to 7.1% in Ottawa. Winnipeg (+5.0%) and Edmonton (+2.3%) were the only cities of enplanement to report an increase. Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg posted average domestic air fares above the national average ($190.80).
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