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Last-minute Christmas flights down 15% from 2021: Hopper
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Last minute Christmas airfare costs are down nearly 15% compared to a year ago, according to travel app Hopper.
As of Tuesday, round trip domestic airfares for the holiday are averaging roughly $339, 11% below pre-pandemic prices, the travel app reported. International round trip tickets were sitting at $1,360, up 1% from 2019.
Hayley Berg, lead economist at Hopper, said there are a few reasons why prices are down compared to a year ago, including capacity.
"Domestic routes airlines have rebuilt back to 96% of the capacity (seats available to book) which they were flying in 2019," Berg said. There is now 18% more capacity over the Christmas through New Year's travel period compared to a year ago and 4% more compared to 2019, she added.