As you gear up for your next big trip, your jaw suddenly drops when you see the prices for flying in today’s economy. Between fuel costs, service charges, baggage charges, and probably oxygen taxes, navigating the taxes and services fees tacked on to a ticket you saw at $99 might give you a migraine. Luckily, FlightHub reviews the ways in which you can save on your ticket fare without compromising your trip abroad. The answer is simple: secondary airports.
When traveling abroad, secondary airports are not the first thing that come to mind when looking to get to our destinations. Often overlooked, these airports are usually tucked away farther from the main airport hub of any major city or destination, secondary airports are equally important to those travelling abroad and serving local communities, secondary airports are your best money savers.
Large airports in major cities (for example, Heathrow airport in London) are huge hubs that connect travelers from all around the world. This means that as a hub, the airport is inundated with different airlines all competing to secure the most convenient routes for their passengers, therefore allowing the airlines to in turn charge a premium for their fares. Passengers are paying for the convenience of the flight, and in knowing this, airports often add an additional tax onto airlines for coming in and out of the airport (along with a whole host of other benefits from landing there).
With secondary airports, these places usually cater to local residences and regional airlines, knowing that their customers are not ones flying from halfway around the world, rather ones looking to stay more local. With this in mind, FlightHub says many budget airlines have turned their attention to bringing their travelers to these secondary airports as a means to remain competitive in the travel industry and are thriving because of it.
Customers can expect (on average) to pay almost $200 less than regular fares going into larger airport hubs.
With intricate public transit and accessible highway, getting to and from the airport is relatively easy, no matter where you are. Smaller airports also means more personable and knowledgeable staff who’ll be on hand to help serve you should you have any questions.
In all, secondary airports are a great option for those looking to save as much money as possible on their flight fares.