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Table 13. Fares at Metropolitan Areas 2nd Quarter 2016

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Airports* Based on 2Q2016 U.S. Originating Domestic Passengers

BTS reports average fares 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 fees for optional services, such as baggage fees. Averages do not include frequent-flyer or “zero fares.” Constant 2016 dollars are used for inflation adjustment.

Passenger Rank Origin 2nd Quarter 2016 ($) 2nd Quarter 2016 Originating Passengers
1 Greater New York City 380 5,591,660
2 Greater Los Angeles 349 4,821,560
3 Greater San Francisco 369 3,809,400
4 Greater Chicago 306 3,663,710
5 Greater Washington DC 347 3,256,110
6 Greater Dallas/Fort Worth 328 2,722,860
7 Greater Boston 354 2,592,860
8 Greater Houston 397 1,735,950
8-Metropolitan Area Average   353 3,524,264

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/airfares; and http://www.transtats.bts.gov/databases.asp?Mode_ID=1&Mode_Desc=Aviation&...

* Not including Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico

Note: Passenger numbers are based on a 10 percent ticket sample and represent one-tenth of the number of originating passengers.