World’s cheapest airline named

Results of the 2018 Global Flight Price Ranking are in; and an Australian airline tops the list.

Flights within and outside of Australia can be pretty expensive, but not so with this Aussie airline, which has just been named the world’s cheapest.

Travel gurus Rome2Rio analysed 50 carriers, calculating the price per kilometre in US dollars based on economy class airfares displayed in January and February this year.

At a cost of just $US0.06/km ($A0.08/km), Australia’s Tigerair topped the list, followed by AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia, Jetstar and Etihad.

The most expensive Australian airline was Regional Express (Rex) at $US0.59/km ($A0.78/km), while Qantas was at $US0.15/km ($A0.20/km).

Rounding out the top 10 are Citilink Indonesia, WOW air, Oman Air, Lion Mentari Airlines and Ryanair, all coming in at $US0.10/km.

As far as the cheapest countries in which to fly, Chile topped the list at an average cost of $US0.11/km ($A0.15/km), with Indonesia, Turkey, India and Bulgaria filling out the top five.

Have you ever flown with Tiger Air? Is cheapest always best?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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