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Air passengers are set to see fares take off when the dust settles on the ash crisis, new research warns.
The fallout of the volcanic eruption in Iceland, coupled with high oil prices, is likely to add up to a 5.2% rise in the cost of flights, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
And fares could go up by a further 11.5% in 2011, sending the average cost of a London to New York economy class ticket up by £62.
The CEBR report, commissioned by e-commerce company Kelkoo, put the cost to airlines of the ash-induced northern European airspace shutdown at around £1.