Turkey-based Pegasus Airlines emerged as the cheapest European low-cost carrier when payment processing costs and luggage check-in costs were factored in the ticket price, according to a Fall 2013 survey.
The survey by flight search engine Whichairline.com found that Pegasus Airlines had an average ticket price of about $87 followed by Hungary based Wizz Air (about $104) and Romania based Blue Air (about $114).
Europe’s largest low-cost carriers, easyJet and Ryanair, were at fifth and fourth places respectively.
The average prices were calculated on the basis of ticket-prices of one-way international short-haul flights in the cheapest tariff during the October/November 2013 period.
The top 10 European low-cost carriers on the basis of average total price (in approximate US dollars) including 20 kg baggage and transaction fees were –
- Pegasus Airlines ($87)
- Wizz Air ($104)
- Blue Air ($114)
- Ryanair ($115)
- easyJet ($123)
- Air One ($125)
- Eurolot ($133)
- Volotea ($142)
- Vueling ($148)
- flybe ($154)