Flying can be cheaper than taking Uber in Singapore
India offers the least expensive flight prices per 100km of travel at US$3.25 (S$4.38) and to no surprise, the United Arab Emirates charged the most at US$105.71 (S$142.42). But it doesn't make sense for Singaporeans to fly to India just to fly to our destination.
Thankfully, our Malaysian neighbours ranked the second cheapest with an average flight cost of US$3.78 ($5.09) per 100km of travel!
Putting that into context, the distance between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur is 330km. Based on kiwi.com's research, that means it would only cost us US$12.47 (S$16.80, cheaper than taking an Uber from east to west Singapore with their new upfront pricing).
So, just crossing the border would make our holidays a lot cheaper.
Here are the 10 countries offering the least expensive flights:
The 10 most expensive flights:
To calculate the rankings, Kiwi.com analysed over a million flights to find an average price of domestic and international flights on a low cost and a legacy airline from each of the countries.
Domestic flights were calculated by finding an average of flight costs from the country’s capital to up to five major cities within the country (where available), or a major city in a neighbouring country where no domestic flights were available, whilst international costs were calculated from the capital of each country to up to five international hubs within the same continent.
All flights were checked for the same dates of travel (or neighbouring dates where necessary) on- and off-season, taking into account the same destinations and travel scheduling.
Further findings from the ranking include:
- India offered the least expensive domestic flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $2.27 and $2.67 respectively per 100km of travel.
- China offered the least expensive international flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $1.22 and $2.84 respectively per 100km of travel.
- United Arab Emirates offered the most expensive domestic flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $181.38 and $202.36 respectively per 100km of travel.
- Canada offered the most expensive international flights on both low cost and legacy airlines, at $43.70 and $94.66 respectively per 100km of travel.
Full results of the ranking can be found on Kiwi.com’s landing page here.