What earns the airport? Business on the water!
Flying often, I pay attention to the cost of simple drinking water at the airport. It is water that is sold at the airport with a tenfold extra charge! And this is not a whim, but a product of the first necessity, especially if the airline does not offer food and drinks on board. Well, like a bottle of water, which in the supermarket costs 30-60 cents, at the airport it may cost 3.5-4.5 euros? Surely you also noticed this moment. In Moscow airports, a bottle of water in vending machines costs 80-100 rubles, in Kiev in Borispol 40-50gr +. What such resource-intensive services are included in its cost?
But pleasant exceptions, nevertheless, occur ...
Lokouost-airports are especially distinguished here. Over the weekend I flew Reinair from Berlin to Brussels, with a ticket price of 7 euros, a bottle of water cost me 3.5! At the airport, in no shop, cafe or vending machines in the clean area of the airport there was a price tag for water below 3.15 euros (Evian in the photo above is the cheapest option I found).On board the Ryanair a 0.5l bottle of water costs 3.5 euros.
At the same time, you can buy beer for 2 euros! Paradox.
And back I came back from the main airport of Brussels, different airlines fly here, incl. EasyJet and Ryanair. Here, a bottle of water costs 2-2.5 euros in cafes, shops, vending machines.
And you can even buy water for a symbolic 1 euro in such an improvised corner of self-service. You just need to throw a coin in the box and take a bottle of water. This is not an automaton, it does not give change, everything is designed for honesty.
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