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Snacks on a plane

Ruth Tarrant

8th March 2016

Many of us have probably assumed this for years, but now a study has been carried out showing just how high the profit margins are for budget airlines on the onboard snacks. Flybe's markup on sachets of soup, for example are enormous - they sell a sachet of cup-a-soup that could be bought in a supermarket for 13p for £2.50. The table below shows some of the data collected:

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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