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Table 12: 2000-2013 Change in 4th Quarter Average Domestic Fare (2013$)

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Fares are based on domestic itinerary fares. Itinerary fares consist of round-trip fares unless the customer does not purchase a return trip. In that case, the one-way fare is included. Fares are based on the total ticket value which consists of the price charged by the airlines plus any additional taxes and fees levied by an outside entity at the time of purchase. Fares include only the price paid at the time of the ticket purchase and do not include other fees paid at the airport or onboard the aircraft. Averages do not include frequent-flyer or “zero fares” or a few abnormally high reported fares.

Top 100 airports* (based on 2013 U.S originating domestic passengers) ranked by percent change in average domestic itinerary fare from 4Q 2000 to 4Q 2013 (2013$)

Rank Airport Inflation-Adjusted Average Domestic Itinerary Fares (2013$) Pct. Change
4Q 2000 4Q 2010 4Q 2011 4Q 2012 4Q 2013 2000-2013 2012-2013
1 Midland/Odessa, TX 294.13 329.97 363.22 404.48 420.92 43.1 4.1
2 Reno, NV 295.89 312.85 349.37 332.22 346.68 17.2 4.4
3 Houston Hobby, TX 293.41 298.33 313.75 340.56 339.23 15.6 -0.4
4 Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena, CA 251.70 280.70 308.72 285.92 281.23 11.7 -1.6
5 El Paso, TX 345.65 360.89 385.80 383.69 384.39 11.2 0.2
6 Savannah, GA 433.64 441.80 498.76 480.53 480.54 10.8 0.0
7 Dallas Love, TX 264.69 270.96 286.06 287.31 290.78 9.9 1.2
8 Spokane, WA 336.73 328.58 355.18 371.96 368.75 9.5 -0.9
9 Boise, ID 358.85 340.54 378.82 394.89 392.80 9.5 -0.5
10 Chicago Midway, Il 295.33 292.27 299.47 308.25 319.72 8.3 3.7
11 Salt Lake City, UT 389.21 366.87 384.13 399.14 413.20 6.2 3.5
12 Tulsa, OK 404.82 382.83 425.91 436.73 424.14 4.8 -2.9
13 Sacramento, CA 357.10 335.34 355.80 356.02 369.71 3.5 3.8
14 Birmingham, AL 410.42 365.31 401.10 394.59 420.96 2.6 6.7
15 Louisville, KY 385.83 366.90 402.00 389.36 388.81 0.8 -0.1
16 Tucson, AZ 384.29 363.59 395.23 371.99 387.25 0.8 4.1
17 Albany, NY 431.78 397.36 416.20 417.92 432.91 0.3 3.6
18 Islip, NY 311.99 301.14 310.62 324.57 311.95 0.0 -3.9
19 Jacksonville, FL 381.05 318.31 361.96 369.09 380.83 -0.1 3.2
20 Jackson, MS 437.76 388.92 424.46 425.10 433.35 -1.0 1.9
21 Little Rock, AR 398.59 376.14 392.15 390.77 394.16 -1.1 0.9
22 Ontario/San Bernardino, CA 341.32 317.74 337.94 343.45 335.20 -1.8 -2.4
23 New Orleans, LA 362.57 319.93 354.36 366.72 355.63 -1.9 -3.0
24 Cleveland, OH 467.58 396.56 445.53 461.46 458.53 -1.9 -0.6
25 Albuquerque, NM 362.01 342.11 360.53 363.03 354.05 -2.2 -2.5
26 Oklahoma City, OK 409.70 390.31 412.57 411.52 400.42 -2.3 -2.7
27 Phoenix, AZ 359.84 325.57 334.83 338.94 348.36 -3.2 2.8
28 Kansas City, MO 376.04 322.54 343.73 356.73 363.36 -3.4 1.9
29 San Antonio, TX 407.52 346.74 374.23 386.73 392.59 -3.7 1.5
30 Columbus, OH 419.41 327.93 365.30 374.36 395.15 -5.8 5.6
31 Buffalo/Niagara, NY 347.36 294.01 330.60 317.67 327.25 -5.8 3.0
32 Indianapolis, IN 414.16 327.42 382.67 381.49 388.32 -6.2 1.8
33 Oakland, CA 325.62 287.66 295.93 302.99 304.06 -6.6 0.4
34 Detroit, MI 458.38 370.26 399.22 412.43 425.41 -7.2 3.1
35 Raleigh/Durham, NC 401.64 324.88 358.02 354.24 372.33 -7.3 5.1
36 Nashville, TN 394.18 345.16 364.13 372.56 364.39 -7.6 -2.2
37 Houston Bush, TX 542.30 452.03 510.01 510.06 497.61 -8.2 -2.4
38 Greensboro/High Point, NC 466.38 368.77 414.36 417.14 423.40 -9.2 1.5
39 Omaha, NE 413.39 352.11 383.73 376.24 375.01 -9.3 -0.3
40 San Diego, CA 408.94 349.67 366.26 368.10 370.21 -9.5 0.6
41 Madison, WI 536.31 441.15 484.54 478.26 479.08 -10.7 0.2
42 Tampa, FL 369.42 295.68 324.21 314.04 328.17 -11.2 4.5
43 Baltimore, MD 371.50 302.49 332.48 323.29 328.25 -11.6 1.5
44 Fayetteville, AR 549.68 472.51 536.94 524.27 485.41 -11.7 -7.4
45 Los Angeles, CA 479.70 393.96 420.56 415.95 414.88 -13.5 -0.3
46 Memphis, TN 504.51 428.59 499.32 487.11 434.43 -13.9 -10.8
47 Akron/Canton, OH 389.13 296.78 317.20 325.59 333.68 -14.3 2.5
48 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 339.85 259.63 278.02 271.34 288.93 -15.0 6.5
49 Huntsville, AL 620.70 451.31 489.04 552.06 527.52 -15.0 -4.4
50 Portland, OR 422.56 377.06 382.88 370.82 357.56 -15.4 -3.6
51 Las Vegas, NV 302.57 272.40 275.60 272.01 254.97 -15.7 -6.3
52 Atlanta, GA 474.50 338.42 390.44 366.19 399.10 -15.9 9.0
53 Hartford, CT 454.77 385.18 401.62 408.09 381.76 -16.1 -6.5
Avg U.S. Average Domestic Itinerary Fare 455.49 355.96 380.43 379.85 381.05 -16.3 0.3
54 New York LaGuardia, NY 468.90 347.42 373.11 359.43 389.62 -16.9 8.4
55 Seattle/Tacoma, WA 462.37 365.67 379.92 396.78 383.16 -17.1 -3.4
56 Austin, TX 469.53 362.68 388.44 395.04 387.29 -17.5 -2.0
57 Orlando, FL 367.62 258.76 283.20 279.86 303.14 -17.5 8.3
58 Providence, RI 411.86 334.96 344.03 363.87 339.20 -17.6 -6.8
59 Ft. Myers, FL 396.35 263.02 322.79 304.12 326.15 -17.7 7.2
60 Washington Reagan National 470.14 382.31 393.62 375.22 386.14 -17.9 2.9
61 Grand Rapids, MI 529.28 383.17 431.53 462.47 434.63 -17.9 -6.0
62 Dayton, OH 453.66 336.39 367.78 367.71 371.39 -18.1 1.0
63 Cincinnati, OH 624.61 454.63 518.19 526.40 510.36 -18.3 -3.0
64 Newark-Liberty, NJ 612.90 489.60 489.10 493.09 498.71 -18.6 1.1
65 Pensacola, FL 555.65 380.80 446.87 435.42 451.68 -18.7 3.7
66 Syracuse, NY 509.01 387.87 426.98 411.35 412.81 -18.9 0.4
67 Manchester, NH 432.49 333.25 351.93 370.39 346.95 -19.8 -6.3
68 West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL 421.26 294.99 327.75 316.14 337.82 -19.8 6.9
69 Colorado Springs, CO 550.25 405.15 484.36 381.32 440.94 -19.9 15.6
70 San Jose, CA 421.53 313.88 339.48 347.53 337.51 -19.9 -2.9
71 Burlington, VT 506.88 400.98 421.13 425.71 404.34 -20.2 -5.0
72 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 524.12 401.28 438.65 429.00 414.70 -20.9 -3.3
73 Miami, FL 488.92 352.28 362.18 361.09 385.76 -21.1 6.8
74 Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA 518.08 382.75 406.67 399.80 407.39 -21.4 1.9
75 Rochester, NY 464.02 325.33 363.59 344.03 361.92 -22.0 5.2
76 Fresno, CA 517.41 409.63 429.40 407.77 400.42 -22.6 -1.8
77 Washington Dulles 655.01 444.71 489.33 503.00 505.62 -22.8 0.5
78 St. Louis, MO 471.18 332.11 350.72 352.20 360.11 -23.6 2.2
79 Chicago O'Hare, IL 543.53 379.73 386.19 394.79 410.62 -24.5 4.0
80 Santa Ana (Orange County), CA 490.48 350.04 371.16 371.77 369.41 -24.7 -0.6
81 Philadelphia, PA 554.67 366.14 394.82 392.87 411.22 -25.9 4.7
82 New York JFK, NY 593.00 385.70 409.19 411.10 434.60 -26.7 5.7
83 Knoxville TN 562.00 455.08 439.19 470.19 402.89 -28.3 -14.3
84 San Francisco, CA 610.68 400.61 432.42 430.16 433.68 -29.0 0.8
85 Milwaukee, WI 486.84 275.51 314.18 337.24 343.47 -29.4 1.8
86 Des Moines, IA 529.66 412.03 435.85 393.29 372.28 -29.7 -5.3
87 Boston, MA 541.89 346.90 364.97 377.42 376.60 -30.5 -0.2
88 Pittsburgh, PA 564.92 320.67 353.69 367.65 392.26 -30.6 6.7
89 Harrisburg, PA 607.24 415.64 456.29 453.76 420.46 -30.8 -7.3
90 Wichita, KS 561.18 366.74 416.09 404.85 387.90 -30.9 -4.2
91 Charleston, SC 577.57 476.27 424.29 425.10 396.91 -31.3 -6.6
92 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 598.73 419.54 434.64 412.75 409.51 -31.6 -0.8
93 Richmond, VA 615.62 361.74 412.36 418.85 420.39 -31.7 0.4
94 Portland, ME 585.93 364.26 375.09 395.57 389.35 -33.6 -1.6
95 Cedar Rapids, IA 569.57 435.40 482.63 443.25 370.29 -35.0 -16.5
96 Long Beach, CA 402.39 248.86 236.80 237.34 248.63 -38.2 4.8
97 Charlotte, NC 663.54 366.60 409.54 403.50 405.50 -38.9 0.5
98 Denver, CO 560.57 318.25 339.44 326.09 328.11 -41.5 0.6
99 Greenville/Spartanburg, SC 644.21 435.70 392.68 399.96 371.99 -42.3 -7.0
100 White Plains, NY 738.71 328.32 371.06 396.17 414.21 -43.9 4.6

 

Rank Metropolitan areas ranked by percent change in average domestic itinerary fare from 4Q 2000 to 4Q 2013 (2013$) Inflation-Adjusted Average Domestic Itinerary Fares (2013$) Pct. Change
4Q 2000 4Q 2010 4Q 2011 4Q 2012 4Q 2013 2000-2013 2012-2013
1 Greater Houston 452.80 397.80 431.69 446.52 436.84 -3.5 -2.2
2 Greater Los Angeles 438.41 360.84 385.21 383.00 383.55 -12.5 0.1
3 Greater Washington DC 461.30 360.97 387.90 378.33 384.01 -16.8 1.5
4 Greater Chicago 466.59 352.56 359.02 368.16 382.22 -18.1 3.8
5 Greater San Francisco 484.29 355.46 381.71 385.04 385.94 -20.3 0.2
6 Greater New York City 544.78 396.73 415.22 412.92 434.12 -20.3 5.1
7 Greater Dallas/Fort Worth 513.88 386.92 403.47 385.82 383.98 -25.3 -0.5
8 Greater Boston 504.09 343.82 360.87 375.03 369.21 -26.8 -1.6

Airports included in metropolitan areas:

Greater Boston: Boston, Manchester, Providence

Greater Chicago: Midway, O'Hare

Greater Dallas-Fort Worth: Dallas-Fort Worth, Love

Greater Houston: Hobby, Bush Intercontinental

Greater Los Angeles: Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena, Long Beach, Los Angeles Int'l, Ontario, Santa Ana (Orange County)

Greater New York: Islip (Long Island), La Guardia, JFK, Newark, Newburgh, White Plains

Greater San Francisco: Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose

Greater Washington DC: Baltimore, Reagan National, Dulles

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Origin and Destination Survey: DB1BTicket

* Not including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Note: Percent change based on unrounded numbers