Travelling by plane is one of the most popular methods of transport for people around the globe. Many airlines work on a supply and demand basis meaning that the more sought after a flight is, the most expensive the ticket becomes.
Some of the holiday destinations they included in the research were Egypt, Cyprus, Portugal and Gran Canaria.
According to the findings holidays to Hurghada, Egypt, are up to £480 per person cheaper when flying on a Friday, compared to setting off on a Saturday.
Meanwhile a week-long sunshine break in Tenerife in January costs, on average, £584pp for Sunday departures compared to £720 for Saturday send-offs, a difference of £136.
In February, Tenerife’s Sunday starts save £148pp, and in March it’s £129pp on average.
Cyprus, Portugal and Gran Canaria are other short-haul winter-sun destinations with significant discounts depending on the day of departure.
According to Holiday Hypermarket, on average, couples save £167pp for starting their 4* all-inclusive winter-sun holiday in Cyprus on a Sunday rather than a Saturday.
In Gran Canaria, Saturday departures actually work out best, with an average saving of £99 over their Sunday alternative.
For Madeira, Portugal, getaways starting on a Monday are around £141pp cheaper than Friday starts.
The budget-friendly trend doesn’t change for long-haul winter-sun destinations either.
The research also revealed that a 10-night all-inclusive January getaway in Mexico is, on average, £213 per person less for departures on Sundays compared to holidays starting the day before.