Rugby World Cup kicks Paris fares off the graph!

Image: Leeds Bradford International Airport
Jet2 has carefully revenue-managed its LBA fares during the current Rugby World Cup.

Logo: Rugby World CupLast week’s farewatch showed the impact that national holidays can have on air fares. This week’s analysis of one-way fares from Leeds/Bradford (LBA) shows the impact the Rugby World Cup is having on air fares to Paris. A selection of routes served at least daily on low-fare carriers from LBA for the rest of October shows how is revenue managing its Saturday flights to Paris with England taking on the host nation in Paris this Saturday (13th).

The 3rd place play-off is next Friday (19th) with the final taking place next Saturday (20th), both in Paris. Regardless of England’s performance against France they will be appearing in one of the matches that weekend.

Chart: One-way fares from Leeds/Bradford
Source: Airline websites on Wednesday 10th October. All fares include taxes and fees.
Green shaded period is Saturday/Sunday. fares to Paris on 13th and 20th October was £268.

Apart from the weekend peaks provided by Paris, Malaga is the most expensive destination with an average lowest daily fare of £94, considerably more expensive than Malaga at £66. The battle between the Belfast airports shows jet2’s average lowest fare at £45 is marginally cheaper than Flybe’s at £51 though Flybe’s choice of Belfast City will likely save passengers more on travel to and from the airport. Cheapest of all at £30 is Ryanair’s service to Dublin.


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