This is how much you should be paying for your next airline ticket in SA

New data from online booking service, Travelstart, shows how air travel fares have been redeuced over the past few years for domestic flights in South Africa.

Comparing January and February 2016 flight prices from those in 2015 and 2014, Travelstart found that no single (OneWay) flight exceeded an average R2,000, while some popular routes dipped under the R1,000 on average, unlike prior years.

Travelstart’s data is based on paid, OneWay bookings made on its website, while the fare amounts includes base fare and tax.

Comparing January and February 2016 flight prices from a year ago, it found that nine routes out of 14 analyzed, are cheaper than last year’s prices.

Routes from Durban to Johannesburg and Cape Town, and from Joburg to Cape Town and Durban have shown massive declines, more than R500 per fare.

Departure Arrival Average fare price 2014 Average fare price 2015 Average fare price 2016
Cape Town Durban R2 041 R2 010 R1 504
Cape Town George R2 089 R1 278 R1 540
Cape Town Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) R2 228 R1 863 R1 797
Cape Town Port Elizabeth R2 522 R1 562 R1 647
Durban Cape Town R2 182 R2 057 R1 320
Durban Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) R1 497 R1 488 R971
George Cape Town R1 805 R1 135 R1 702
George Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) R1 745 R1 561 R1 699
Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) Cape Town R2 535 R2 083 R1 570
Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) Durban R1 724 R1 675 R950
Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) George R2 213 R1 927 R1 389
Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) Port Elizabeth R2 372 R1 713 R1 233
Port Elizabeth Cape Town R2 296 R1 547 R1 658
Port Elizabeth Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo) R2 185 R1 576 R1 448

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