Data crunching to find the cheapest airline in the world
Rome2rio examined the economy class airfares displayed to users over the past 4 months. The result shows a pretty clear linear relationship between distance traveled and airfares.
NB: This is a guest article by Michael Cameron, co-founder of Rome2rio.
The growth of big data and availability of APIs is providing exciting new opportunities for making sense of travel data, even for a fledgling start-up like Rome2rio.
Airfares fluctuate wildly, but do follow certain obvious trends; longer flights cost more, and some airlines are more expensive per mile flown than others.