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Table 12: 2000-2014 Change in 1st 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 1Q 2000 to 1Q 2014 (2014$)

Rank Airport Inflation-Adjusted Average Domestic Itinerary Fares (2014$) Pct. Change
1Q 2000 1Q 2011 1Q 2012 1Q 2013 1Q 2014 2000-2014 2013-2014
1 Dallas Love, TX 226.61 288.88 290.15 288.81 292.04 28.9 1.1
2 Reno, NV 288.32 324.28 331.92 342.67 357.40 24.0 4.3
3 Houston Hobby, TX 292.85 316.29 321.42 339.89 348.98 19.2 2.7
4 Spokane, WA 329.81 346.10 367.11 392.02 370.67 12.4 -5.4
5 Burbank, CA 245.74 281.65 275.98 276.78 275.43 12.1 -0.5
6 El Paso, TX 348.19 376.40 384.55 374.55 381.52 9.6 1.9
7 Chicago Midway, IL 305.82 315.18 307.20 319.91 330.82 8.2 3.4
8 Boise, ID 363.59 358.59 386.54 392.30 390.81 7.5 -0.4
9 Tulsa, OK 403.40 415.63 440.59 452.31 433.31 7.4 -4.2
10 Salt Lake City, UT 411.00 396.19 410.04 417.43 429.40 4.5 2.9
11 Sacramento, CA 349.01 335.29 339.01 355.01 358.95 2.8 1.1
12 Birmingham, AL 433.93 404.56 407.69 414.72 442.89 2.1 6.8
13 Oklahoma City, OK 407.99 411.90 416.82 411.98 411.08 0.8 -0.2
14 Jackson/Vicksburg, MS 451.36 427.57 444.79 440.82 454.49 0.7 3.1
15 Louisville, KY 405.01 392.88 413.19 407.48 406.80 0.4 -0.2
16 Kansas City, MO 381.30 349.79 351.00 368.76 382.31 0.3 3.7
17 Albuquerque, NM 362.51 355.69 353.71 350.03 362.10 -0.1 3.4
18 Little Rock, AR 403.70 413.38 393.98 403.13 402.84 -0.2 -0.1
19 Savannah/Hilton Head 478.20 485.68 502.29 500.65 471.88 -1.3 -6.1
20 Ontario, CA 335.36 326.38 326.10 337.09 328.92 -1.9 -2.4
21 Phoenix, AZ 361.71 339.53 336.52 339.48 349.72 -3.3 3.0
22 San Antonio, TX 402.91 366.13 378.44 388.02 389.07 -3.4 0.3
23 Cleveland, OH 474.90 430.98 463.48 444.05 458.14 -3.5 3.2
24 Tucson, AZ 393.78 365.84 356.32 373.47 379.41 -3.6 1.6
25 Oakland, CA 307.12 291.40 285.93 298.79 293.96 -4.3 -1.6
26 Islip, NY 303.08 312.12 315.90 324.06 288.66 -4.8 -10.9
27 Omaha, NE 412.17 369.11 389.76 396.05 392.38 -4.8 -0.9
28 Columbus, OH 426.67 352.90 381.10 387.43 405.78 -4.9 4.7
29 Indianapolis, IN 419.87 351.58 398.30 394.27 396.66 -5.5 0.6
30 Detroit, MI 444.72 384.38 417.01 421.98 416.21 -6.4 -1.4
31 New Orleans, LA 384.62 344.00 370.44 379.87 358.45 -6.8 -5.6
32 Jacksonville, FL 414.84 346.88 383.81 375.77 382.71 -7.7 1.8
33 Nashville, TN 410.41 370.83 378.99 375.32 376.75 -8.2 0.4
34 San Diego, CA 395.10 352.73 346.40 351.38 355.45 -10.0 1.2
35 Madison, WI 559.96 453.71 469.40 480.08 496.38 -11.4 3.4
36 Las Vegas, NV 297.45 289.85 276.10 277.96 263.10 -11.5 -5.3
37 Knoxville, TN 506.23 474.29 427.25 484.30 443.71 -12.3 -8.4
38 Houston Bush, TX 567.02 503.95 519.71 510.45 494.10 -12.9 -3.2
39 Raleigh/Durham, NC 430.77 343.96 369.87 355.06 372.50 -13.5 4.9
40 Portland, OR 403.72 373.62 368.22 360.06 347.93 -13.8 -3.4
41 Manchester, NH 426.91 348.81 364.99 360.63 363.30 -14.9 0.7
42 Memphis, TN 531.58 479.78 535.64 485.24 448.79 -15.6 -7.5
43 Washington Dulles 596.48 491.24 499.98 500.79 499.05 -16.3 -0.3
44 Los Angeles, CA 474.85 400.28 388.67 404.57 396.06 -16.6 -2.1
45 Atlanta, GA 485.92 380.95 404.10 384.47 404.58 -16.7 5.2
46 Baltimore, MD 396.15 321.60 340.18 331.20 329.70 -16.8 -0.5
47 Austin, TX 466.45 379.82 385.49 392.19 386.35 -17.2 -1.5
48 Hartford, CT 456.76 385.63 409.91 408.95 376.61 -17.5 -7.9
49 Seattle, WA 447.52 365.02 370.41 378.73 368.64 -17.6 -2.7
50 Akron, OH 401.52 314.74 330.97 334.57 328.42 -18.2 -1.8
51 Providence, RI 416.44 349.77 360.06 343.08 340.61 -18.2 -0.7
52 Tampa, FL 411.98 323.70 344.38 327.14 335.60 -18.5 2.6
53 Cincinnati, OH 633.16 492.48 542.07 526.86 514.41 -18.8 -2.4
Avg U.S. Average Domestic Itinerary Fare 469.58 376.14 384.04 384.35 380.69 -18.9 -1.0
54 Pensacola, FL 561.70 410.81 460.23 453.61 454.53 -19.1 0.2
55 St. Louis, MO 467.96 350.80 369.92 361.98 376.17 -19.6 3.9
56 Miami, FL 514.72 394.21 397.82 393.34 413.24 -19.7 5.1
57 Dayton, OH 491.43 361.84 382.88 369.73 388.77 -20.9 5.1
58 San Jose, CA 398.83 316.87 317.32 334.81 314.80 -21.1 -6.0
59 Minneapolis, MN 543.30 436.94 468.14 455.85 425.44 -21.7 -6.7
60 Greensboro/High Point, NC 547.07 392.95 406.25 427.13 427.94 -21.8 0.2
61 Fort Lauderdale, FL 380.63 284.96 291.56 289.54 296.34 -22.1 2.3
62 Orlando, FL 409.60 282.74 298.09 293.65 317.82 -22.4 8.2
63 Newark, NJ 622.03 496.79 484.90 493.10 482.12 -22.5 -2.2
64 Colorado Springs, CO 573.87 432.81 422.76 391.63 443.49 -22.7 13.2
65 Buffalo, NY 442.89 327.77 351.87 341.11 336.99 -23.9 -1.2
66 Grand Rapids, MI 564.51 402.09 449.38 458.78 426.94 -24.4 -6.9
67 Washington Reagan National 508.62 399.93 402.36 377.65 383.93 -24.5 1.7
68 Syracuse, NY 547.57 416.68 445.93 427.98 407.52 -25.6 -4.8
69 Milwaukee, WI 480.01 296.90 322.43 363.61 356.73 -25.7 -1.9
70 Albany, NY 574.77 424.11 427.49 436.58 427.05 -25.7 -2.2
71 Santa Ana, CA 496.13 356.24 358.44 367.17 363.72 -26.7 -0.9
72 Chicago O'Hare, IL 564.89 411.29 390.51 397.07 413.32 -26.8 4.1
73 New York La Guardia, NY 525.62 369.02 378.18 364.67 383.06 -27.1 5.0
74 Norfolk, VA 542.13 406.81 420.49 410.87 390.76 -27.9 -4.9
75 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 609.62 455.89 462.96 422.09 427.86 -29.8 1.4
76 West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL 498.47 322.75 349.86 338.70 349.51 -29.9 3.2
77 Des Moines, IA 563.19 436.23 447.06 413.69 391.89 -30.4 -5.3
78 Harrisburg, PA 617.88 421.73 442.63 441.08 426.84 -30.9 -3.2
79 Wichita, KS 590.03 399.91 427.92 447.28 407.22 -31.0 -9.0
80 Fort Myers, FL 466.49 292.74 329.89 322.69 319.09 -31.6 -1.1
81 Philadelphia, PA 610.02 387.04 418.13 407.19 414.00 -32.1 1.7
82 Burlington, VT 613.94 433.32 442.26 446.09 415.26 -32.4 -6.9
83 Boston, MA 559.13 367.33 376.37 379.41 373.98 -33.1 -1.4
84 Rochester, NY 561.48 354.35 378.84 366.95 366.25 -34.8 -0.2
85 Portland, ME 606.81 382.69 408.37 397.59 393.95 -35.1 -0.9
86 San Francisco, CA 625.49 408.49 389.25 420.07 406.03 -35.1 -3.3
87 Pittsburgh, PA 611.98 341.67 370.17 374.56 392.86 -35.8 4.9
88 New York JFK, NY 679.68 405.17 405.85 424.75 430.55 -36.7 1.4
89 Charlotte, NC 696.65 414.50 440.97 423.23 433.37 -37.8 2.4
90 Fresno, CA 601.70 399.32 400.94 395.01 365.22 -39.3 -7.5
91 Richmond, VA 683.65 399.69 422.42 418.64 406.09 -40.6 -3.0
92 Charleston, SC 665.52 485.94 436.44 423.72 395.22 -40.6 -6.7
93 Greenville-Spartanburg, SC 713.91 430.14 404.85 417.92 400.78 -43.9 -4.1
94 Denver, CO 612.35 334.06 330.60 325.98 334.47 -45.4 2.6
95 Atlantic City, NJ 292.99 181.70 161.28 171.21 152.95 -47.8 -10.7
96 Bellingham, WA 434.46 259.92 270.73 286.24 218.38 -49.7 -23.7
97 Long Beach, CA 475.18 228.63 215.93 223.42 234.98 -50.5 5.2
98 White Plains, NY 838.77 341.80 384.91 403.90 395.48 -52.9 -2.1
99 Sanford, FL N/A 136.21 140.85 129.02 119.05 N/A -7.7
100 Mesa, AZ N/A 175.09 156.29 154.44 132.62 N/A -14.1

 

Rank Metropolitan areas ranked by percent change in average domestic itinerary fare from 1Q 2000 to 1Q 2014 (current$) Inflation-Adjusted Average Domestic Itinerary Fares (2014$) Pct. Change
1Q 2000 1Q 2011 1Q 2012 1Q 2013 1Q 2014 2000-2014 2013-2014
1 Greater Houston 464.78 433.71 440.04 446.84 441.20 -5.1 -1.3
2 Greater Los Angeles 434.95 363.94 357.89 372.25 367.91 -15.4 -1.2
3 Greater Chicago 486.71 381.07 364.81 373.93 389.74 -19.9 4.2
4 Greater Washington DC 480.27 386.06 396.26 382.25 383.85 -20.1 0.4
5 Greater Dallas/Fort Worth 517.65 418.02 423.44 393.04 397.14 -23.3 1.0
6 Greater San Francisco 481.68 360.19 350.12 374.87 362.07 -24.8 -3.4
7 Greater New York City 584.19 414.28 415.53 420.20 425.30 -27.2 1.2
8 Greater Boston 516.46 363.03 373.07 372.72 368.83 -28.6 -1.0

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