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Charging less than Rs 10/km, Indian airlines among world's cheapest five

According to the report, four out of the top five cheapest airlines are in Asia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Low-cost carriers and Express have been ranked among the top five cheapest airlines in the world in providing international connectivity.

Express, the wholly-owned subsidiary of state-run carrier has been ranked second and the budget carrier placed at fifth position in a Global Flight Pricing Report prepared by Melbourne-based Rome2rio -- a planning site.

Two other Indian carriers also figured in the list. gained the 12th place followed by Air India at 13th position.

The report compared 200 major airlines across continents by the average price per kilometre with Air X taking the pole position.

Air India Express, mostly connecting Gulf countries and Singapore, has an average cost of $0.08 per km and $0.10 per km. The latter connects Indian cities with Gulf countries besides Bangkok, Colombo and

at the top has an average of $0.07 per km.

The data was analysed by taking into account the class airfares displayed by Rome2rio during the first two months of this year, totalling some 1.5 million price points.

The outcome of the report was released this month.

According to the report, four out of the top five cheapest airlines are in

and the Primera Air are the other two to have been put in the top five. Etihad, Ryanair, Qantas, and were among the top ten affordable airlines. had recently announced to connect with and US cities through its hub in in from December 7 onwards, with the base price starting at Rs 13,499.

None of the airlines from the UK or US found a place among the top 10 affordable airlines in the report.

First Published: Sun, May 27 2018. 12:28 IST
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