Airlines have sharply increased the number of cheap tickets for domestic flights

Airlines were more likely to sell cheap (no more than 5 thousand rubles one-way tickets on domestic flights. The statistics of the three online services — OneTwoTrip, tutu.<url> and Aviasales. We are talking about flights of both Russian and foreign airlines. OneTwoTrip took into account data 68 of the carriers, Aviasales — 75, tutu.<url> – 57.

According OneTwoTrip, in the first quarter of 2016, the proportion sold of cheap flights has increased compared to the same period last year by 25 percentage points (PP) — up to 62%. Assessment Aviasales — by 15 percentage points to 52.5 per cent, tutu.<url> — 10 PP to 45.7%. According to Rosaviation, the passenger flow over the same period increased by 12.5% to 10.8 million people.

According to development Director, OneTwoTrip Arcadia Gines, the main reason for the increase in the share of cheap tickets — the emergence of bezbashennyh tariffs. Since the end of last year bezbashennye tariffs imposed, for example, S7, UTair, “Ural airlines”. Also the demand for cheap tickets has increased because of the economic crisis, continues the representative of Aviasales. According to top-managers of two Russian airlines, savings on air travel — a global trend.The Representative Of The Tutu.<url>. believes that before the end of the year, the share of cheap tickets will not drop below 40-45%.

The representative of S7 and the commercial Director “the Ural airlines” Cyril Skuratov refused to comment. In a press-service “Aeroflot” and UTair have not answered the queries .

OneTwoTrip Aviasales and recorded a decline in the share of the average ticket (from 5 to 10 thousand rubles one storonu) and higher (more than 10 thousand rubles) price categories. Assessment OneTwoTrip, the proportion of tickets at average prices decreased from 42 to 28%, expensive from 12 to 6%, respectively. According to Aviasales, from 41.5% to 30.5% and from 21% to 17%, respectively. From Tutu.<url> share tickets from 5 to 10 thousand rubles decreased from 49.1% to 35%, and expensive increased slightly by 3.5 percentage points, to 18.7%.

Unlike the fly on Russia to fly abroad has become more expensive. According to estimates tutu.<url> share of cheap tickets to overseas destinations decreased from 19% in the first quarter of 2014 to 3% in January-March 2016. The reason is the weakening of the ruble, as the pricing of flights abroad, is strongly dependent on currency exchange rates, explains a representative of the tutu.<url>. At the same time significantly increased the share of expensive tickets — from 35% in early 2014 to 65% in 2016.

Share cheap flights in Western Europe and the countries of far abroad has never been very significant, continues the representative of the tutu.<url>. For example, of those sold in Europe in early 2014 the tickets only 14% were cheaper 5 thousand rubles, and now — less than 1%. In the first quarter of 2016, more than 70% of all tickets in Europe cost from 10 thousand rubles to one side and in the far abroad countries — more than 80%.

According to the head of analytical service of Agency “AviaPort” Oleg Panteleeva, increasing the share of cheap tickets should have no impact on the profit of airlines. The cost of such transportation below, also carriers earn on the sale of additional services — charges for extra baggage and seats of choice, says the expert. For example, “Victory”, which last year made a profit, for additional services is necessary, according to Panteleeva, up to 40% of revenue.