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Table 12: 2000-2014 Change in 3rd Quarter Average Domestic Fare (2014$)

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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 3Q 2000 to 3Q 2014 (2014$)

Rank Airport Inflation-Adjusted Average Domestic Itinerary Fares (2014$) Pct. Change
3Q 2000 3Q 2011 3Q 2012 3Q 2013 3Q 2014 2000-2014 2013-2014
1 Houston Hobby, TX 300.76 323.16 333.20 364.82 361.82 20.3 -0.8
2 Dallas Love Field, TX 263.69 289.50 283.47 305.27 304.51 15.5 -0.2
3 Burbank, CA 259.60 313.21 284.67 302.03 298.82 15.1 -1.1
4 Reno, NV 318.51 351.55 343.99 366.67 366.43 15.0 -0.1
5 Chicago Midway, IL 290.50 302.66 297.08 331.28 331.73 14.2 0.1
6 El Paso, TX 355.99 396.58 394.96 406.64 395.76 11.2 -2.7
7 Jackson/Vicksburg, MS 452.69 449.64 438.70 459.81 503.19 11.2 9.4
8 Louisville, KY 388.31 404.97 389.55 416.53 422.29 8.7 1.4
9 Spokane, WA 355.79 359.93 375.28 382.76 386.83 8.7 1.1
10 Islip, NY 291.27 294.10 297.65 300.01 309.01 6.1 3.0
11 Albany, NY 432.37 436.27 426.14 458.17 455.99 5.5 -0.5
12 Little Rock, AR 411.37 415.16 405.51 424.38 432.74 5.2 2.0
13 Savannah/Hilton Head 425.46 487.79 479.81 503.21 445.06 4.6 -11.6
14 Jacksonville, FL 380.54 362.45 369.35 398.30 397.14 4.4 -0.3
15 Tulsa, OK 422.20 435.63 443.09 455.35 440.53 4.3 -3.3
16 Birmingham, AL 428.13 407.87 393.46 446.68 444.88 3.9 -0.4
17 Sacramento, CA 373.30 364.83 356.05 394.16 384.39 3.0 -2.5
18 Boise, ID 376.87 356.50 401.41 409.39 386.41 2.5 -5.6
19 Albuquerque, NM 386.19 362.34 361.94 365.18 394.44 2.1 8.0
20 Tucson, AZ 390.18 369.08 362.75 393.21 397.00 1.7 1.0
21 New Orleans, LA 356.85 343.39 359.35 360.61 360.29 1.0 -0.1
22 Ontario, CA 358.39 353.84 341.99 370.09 360.72 0.6 -2.5
23 Oklahoma City, OK 426.66 420.66 412.94 429.57 429.29 0.6 -0.1
24 Salt Lake City, UT 405.73 384.15 395.22 423.03 401.57 -1.0 -5.1
25 Phoenix, AZ 368.14 332.12 332.49 368.78 363.32 -1.3 -1.5
26 San Antonio, TX 412.57 365.96 385.57 408.71 407.11 -1.3 -0.4
27 Kansas City, MO 382.07 336.33 355.49 380.70 376.08 -1.6 -1.2
28 Atlanta, GA 448.86 377.91 357.91 438.97 439.32 -2.1 0.1
29 Nashville, TN 399.65 373.08 370.47 389.56 389.56 -2.5 0.0
30 Columbus, OH 432.24 362.27 376.38 421.75 418.62 -3.2 -0.7
31 Indianapolis, IN 431.90 374.94 386.32 420.77 417.62 -3.3 -0.7
32 Omaha, NE 413.49 355.36 368.14 386.11 397.76 -3.8 3.0
33 Detroit, MI 455.33 398.02 404.44 443.14 436.75 -4.1 -1.4
34 Greensboro/High Point, NC 483.62 401.38 438.38 456.32 460.63 -4.8 0.9
35 Cleveland, OH 467.97 444.30 455.91 479.84 444.59 -5.0 -7.3
36 Oakland, CA 329.48 321.92 297.58 324.52 312.56 -5.1 -3.7
37 Akron, OH 377.78 321.07 319.90 365.72 356.90 -5.5 -2.4
38 Dayton, OH 462.10 373.36 372.24 397.85 434.48 -6.0 9.2
39 Raleigh/Durham, NC 416.84 351.93 353.32 391.09 390.95 -6.2 0.0
40 Tampa, FL 365.01 320.45 312.69 348.11 342.07 -6.3 -1.7
41 Memphis, TN 495.53 496.53 499.16 487.24 456.63 -7.9 -6.3
42 Fort Myers, FL 380.06 305.68 306.11 352.54 344.98 -9.2 -2.1
43 San Diego, CA 416.93 369.79 362.63 382.17 377.28 -9.5 -1.3
44 Fort Lauderdale, FL 333.42 269.15 267.98 293.84 300.30 -9.9 2.2
45 Baltimore, MD 382.70 329.34 325.10 338.26 344.08 -10.1 1.7
46 Houston Bush, TX 565.23 491.98 517.09 515.38 501.46 -11.3 -2.7
47 West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL 403.15 314.56 315.63 338.47 357.36 -11.4 5.6
48 Norfolk, VA 522.45 414.16 405.03 427.78 461.90 -11.6 8.0
49 Los Angeles, CA 482.91 410.54 409.50 429.59 424.48 -12.1 -1.2
50 Madison, WI 579.73 464.14 447.14 490.69 508.12 -12.4 3.6
51 Manchester, NH 442.16 348.66 371.70 359.74 384.75 -13.0 7.0
52 Providence, RI 417.14 341.32 365.49 341.32 362.84 -13.0 6.3
53 Hartford, CT 461.96 396.77 413.03 420.08 401.42 -13.1 -4.4
54 Las Vegas, NV 305.85 281.58 269.29 269.73 265.12 -13.3 -1.7
55 Minneapolis, MN 518.78 426.64 432.88 460.22 446.39 -14.0 -3.0
Avg U.S. Average Domestic Itinerary Fare 461.35 378.46 377.47 396.50 396.37 -14.1 0.0
56 Cincinnati, OH 622.29 512.17 534.15 540.02 532.69 -14.4 -1.4
57 Orlando, FL 363.93 275.66 275.52 308.33 310.86 -14.6 0.8
58 Portland, OR 433.84 390.56 366.97 371.98 369.19 -14.9 -0.8
59 Buffalo, NY 402.06 328.52 313.05 327.27 339.48 -15.6 3.7
60 Newark, NJ 603.37 489.97 485.12 499.52 505.77 -16.2 1.3
61 Knoxville, TN 551.20 442.90 472.57 477.17 457.77 -17.0 -4.1
62 New York La Guardia, NY 481.04 357.31 343.04 377.32 398.08 -17.2 5.5
63 Fresno, CA 524.85 433.36 422.09 421.59 433.34 -17.4 2.8
64 Austin, TX 479.90 380.58 387.54 394.17 395.61 -17.6 0.4
65 Pensacola, FL 575.67 430.36 427.98 463.91 472.08 -18.0 1.8
66 Washington Reagan National 481.09 388.29 368.70 382.90 393.58 -18.2 2.8
67 St. Louis, MO 473.83 353.84 356.61 378.57 386.58 -18.4 2.1
68 San Jose, CA 427.16 349.49 346.45 357.72 347.93 -18.5 -2.7
69 Miami, FL 497.91 362.02 369.66 387.81 405.17 -18.6 4.5
70 Seattle, WA 468.72 386.37 397.31 389.61 377.14 -19.5 -3.2
71 Colorado Springs, CO 573.23 438.46 391.29 471.25 459.35 -19.9 -2.5
72 Washington Dulles 625.76 490.77 512.93 514.20 497.54 -20.5 -3.2
73 Grand Rapids, MI 582.25 416.59 457.36 454.59 454.47 -21.9 0.0
74 Santa Ana, CA 503.13 384.09 370.52 393.50 390.26 -22.4 -0.8
75 Syracuse, NY 551.17 443.48 423.13 430.83 425.95 -22.7 -1.1
76 Philadelphia, PA 577.22 402.28 401.47 423.12 436.11 -24.4 3.1
77 Chicago O'Hare, IL 569.47 389.17 390.00 419.18 424.51 -25.5 1.3
78 New York JFK, NY 593.52 406.22 399.39 424.06 441.71 -25.6 4.2
79 Milwaukee, WI 501.58 298.97 325.32 368.21 366.82 -26.9 -0.4
80 Sanford, FL 146.30 145.39 133.49 100.07 105.53 -27.9 5.5
81 Rochester, NY 541.31 366.46 344.45 374.40 390.42 -27.9 4.3
82 San Francisco, CA 611.86 420.31 411.51 438.41 437.32 -28.5 -0.2
83 Harrisburg, PA 630.95 465.58 458.25 458.72 450.52 -28.6 -1.8
84 Wichita, KS 577.73 396.05 390.10 405.62 410.41 -29.0 1.2
85 Dallas Fort Worth, TX 603.87 426.59 431.32 427.04 425.89 -29.5 -0.3
86 Pittsburgh, PA 589.83 353.60 372.70 413.44 413.28 -29.9 0.0
87 Richmond, VA 627.95 410.30 412.83 436.08 436.78 -30.4 0.2
88 Boston, MA 567.69 360.00 373.99 373.62 383.95 -32.4 2.8
89 Portland, ME 652.41 394.64 416.94 419.85 438.84 -32.7 4.5
90 Des Moines, IA 595.62 428.97 419.50 409.16 394.25 -33.8 -3.6
91 Burlington, VT 658.48 427.89 444.09 421.26 434.46 -34.0 3.1
92 Greenville-Spartanburg, SC 645.03 392.72 407.47 421.31 424.24 -34.2 0.7
93 Charleston, SC 612.12 424.85 440.59 404.81 399.53 -34.7 -1.3
94 Charlotte, NC 683.07 412.96 411.93 422.76 439.46 -35.7 3.9
95 Atlantic City, NJ 257.92 173.67 136.74 159.32 165.63 -35.8 4.0
96 Long Beach, CA 433.10 251.88 236.89 253.92 261.31 -39.7 2.9
97 Denver, CO 596.87 331.03 324.72 340.61 338.00 -43.4 -0.8
98 White Plains, NY 761.18 331.01 333.26 388.11 382.32 -49.8 -1.5
99 Bellingham, WA 519.75 265.83 252.50 211.41 185.04 -64.4 -12.5
100 Mesa, AZ N/A 167.98 146.09 105.84 99.69 N/A -5.8

 

Rank Metropolitan areas ranked by percent change in average domestic itinerary fare from 3Q 2000 to 3Q 2014 (current$) Inflation-Adjusted Average Domestic Itinerary Fares (2014$) Pct. Change
3Q 2000 3Q 2011 3Q 2012 3Q 2013 3Q 2014 2000-2014 2013-2014
1 Houston - Greater 468.47 430.74 445.42 461.32 450.07 -3.9 -2.4
2 Los Angeles - Greater 446.65 383.45 377.99 399.08 396.98 -11.1 -0.5
3 Washington DC - Greater 466.52 384.64 377.50 390.48 394.18 -15.5 0.9
4 Chicago - Greater 475.99 362.36 360.32 391.21 395.19 -17.0 1.0
5 New York City - Greater 545.69 407.40 398.18 425.55 441.07 -19.2 3.6
6 San Francisco - Greater 490.57 383.49 372.32 395.04 390.13 -20.5 -1.2
7 Dallas/Fort Worth - Greater 520.26 399.77 399.90 402.01 400.82 -23.0 -0.3
8 Boston - Greater 521.92 356.31 372.70 368.16 381.44 -26.9 3.6

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

N/A: No report of originating passengers/fares in the BTS 10 percent survey sample