Flying has become more expensive than average in the summer. According to data from the Federal Statistical Office, ticket prices in Germany in the travel month of August rose by up to 12.5 percent on average compared to the same month last year. For comparison: the annual inflation rate was 7.9 percent in August.

Expensive kerosene in particular, but also staff shortages are driving up prices. In view of the sharp rise in production costs and ongoing corona problems, consumers will have to prepare for higher ticket prices for the time being.

According to the Wiesbaden authority, domestic flights in August rose by an average of 11.8 percent within a year. Compared to the pre-crisis month of 2019, tickets cost 25.0 percent more. The picture is similar for international flights with increases of 12.5 percent and 22.7 percent respectively.