A new survey has found what Niagarans already know - it's cheaper to fly out of the U-S
A new report finds that a soaring number of jet-setting Canadians are border-hopping to catch cheaper flights.
The Conference Board of Canada report says about five million Canadians now cross the U.S. border by land every year to fly out of American airports.
It says higher airfares and fees and taxes in Canada, as well as differences in wages, aircraft prices and industry productivity makes it 30 per cent cheaper to fly out of the U.S.
The Conference Board says fees and taxes make up about 40 per cent of the cost of an airplane ticket in Canada.
It suggests that just small reductions in the price of airline tickets could convince more travellers to fly out of a Canadian airport.