- 19:50, 20 Feb 2022
- Updated: 19:53, 20 Feb 2022
BRITISH families hoping to holiday abroad are reportedly facing a 25 per cent hike in prices due to the rising cost of jet fuel.
Some flights will continually rise by an average of 5 per cent each month with prices significantly higher than during the same period in 2019.
Aviation experts report that the average cost of oil has risen 68 per cent over the past 12 months – meaning the costs to operate flights are now soaring.
Such an increase is set to have a direct impact on the pockets of costumers who will potentially be forking out hundreds more on a family vacation.
Brits paying for a return flight from London to Orlando would previously be looking at £918, but now according to research from travel app Hopper, they will have to fork out a whopping £1,148, reports The Mail.
Latest data also shows that a family of four travelling from London to Majorca during the August school holidays would pay £600 for flights.
This is an increase of an extra £120.
Independent aviation consultant Chris Smith admitted that “the fuel price will wash directly through,” as airlines had been “left with little choice but to pass these costs on to passengers.”
However, he added that this was unlikely to deter Covid-weary passengers, who would put up with the added costs to get away.
He said: “People who would normally go on holiday three or four times a year haven’t been able to go,” he said.
“They will want to resume normal operations as soon as they can.”
However, the rises will cause dismay to struggling households already battling increased energy and heating bills.
It has promoted fears that some Brits could inevitably be priced out of holiday trips abroad.
The UK boss of Air France-KLM last week warned that higher air fares had become “quite unavoidable.”
Fahmi Mahjoub said passengers should brace themselves for costlier trips resulting from higher fuel and airport costs.
He said: “The increase in cost of living is a very concrete issue for many households but also the airline industry.
“So I think there is an expectation that airline tickets could become more costly and I think the advice we have for customers is simply to plan earlier to be able to avoid those price increases.”