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What makes up the cost of an airline ticket?

The breakdown of the cost of an airline ticket varies from airline to airline and from short haul to long haul flights. But one thing is constant, airlines make very little profit.

On a typical $300 ticket flying on a standard 180-seat aircraft on a four-hour flight in the USA the break down looks something like this, according to a USA Today survey:

 

Staff Costs $60

Taxes $42

Fuel $87

Maintenance $33

Other fees and charges $75

Profit $3