A one-way plane ticket to Beijing costs 3,400 euros from Rome in August, but can also go up to over 10 thousand euros if you choose the fastest connection. To reach New York you need at least 1,213 euros while a return trip from Rome to London starts at 419 euros.
The data emerge from a survey by Assoutenti which analyzed the air fares in force in August for a series of European and international destinations. China is the most expensive destination by far. – explains the consumer association – A one-way ticket to Beijing costs 3,396 euros starting from Fiumicino, 2,409 euros from Malpensa, and it is necessary to face 3 stopovers and a total of 32 hours of travel. If you want to save time and choose the fastest connection for about 20 hours, the cost goes up to 10,210 euros.
For Sidney (one way, one stopover) the bill is close to 1,600 euros from both Italian cities, which also have similar rates for Singapore (about 1,200 euros one way) and Tokyo (about 950 euros). To fly to Jakarta it is better to start from Milan (685 euros against the 1,341 of Rome), as well as to reach New York (1,243 euros from Fiumicino, 915 euros from Malpensa), while the situation is reversed if the destination is Mexico City: 1,184 from the capital, 1,263 euros from Milan.
The costs for some European metropolises and tourist resorts are prohibited: for Mykonos in the period 19-22 August (return flight with departure in the morning and return in the evening), according to the study by Assoutenti, 395 euros starting from Milan, 419 euros if you want to go to London flying from Rome, which goes up to 520 euros to reach Tenerife. Fares that do not take into account extra costs such as hand luggage, seat selection, travel insurance. “With these tariffs, air transport is turning into a luxury for the rich – warns the president of Assoutenti, Furio Truzzi – The increase in energy costs and the increase in fuel prices have been entirely discharged to final consumers through an abnormal rise. of tickets, increased by 160% in July compared to 2021 “.