Why are airline prices from Canada very expensive?

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nomi king 3 months 1 Answer 45 views 0

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  1. Canada has high border crossing taxes on airline tickets (around $70 CAD per entry if I recall).
    Canada has high taxes on airline tickets in general.
    Canada does not have a lot of competition (it has only 2 major domestic airlines, one of which has significant gaps in its network, it only has one international airline of its own, service by international airlines is sparse and centered on Toronto and Vancouver, it has no Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers).
    Due to the great distances involved and the weather, driving or rail is not a viable option except along the Windsor-London-Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal-Quebec City corridor.

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