Airfares in the United Kingdom Surge At A Record PacePosted: September 14, 2010
It looks like American flyers are not the only ones paying higher fares. Across the Atlantic, air passengers in the United Kingdom paid 16.1% more to fly in August than in July, a record seasonal increase. This dour news was part of the U.K.’s latest inflation report that showed consumer price inflation above the government’s 3% limit for a sixth month in a row. The core rate of inflation was up 2.8%, higher than the 2.5% consensus forecast. Maybe we can export some of our deflationary fears to help out the cause.
See “U.K. Inflation Unexpectedly Exceeds 3% on Air Fares, Food” for more details.