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Table 15: One-Year Change in 1st Quarter Average Domestic Fare 2013-2014 (current$)

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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 2013 to 1Q 2014 (current$)

Rank Airport Unadjusted Average Domestic Itinerary Fares (current$) Pct. Change
1Q 2000 1Q 2011 1Q 2012 1Q 2013 1Q 2014 2000-2014 2013-2014
1 Colorado Springs, CO 415.78 409.32 410.41 385.80 443.49 6.7 15.0
2 Orlando, FL 296.76 267.39 289.38 289.28 317.82 7.1 9.9
3 Birmingham, AL 314.39 382.60 395.78 408.55 442.89 40.9 8.4
4 Atlanta, GA 352.06 360.27 392.29 378.74 404.58 14.9 6.8
5 Long Beach, CA 344.28 216.22 209.62 220.09 234.98 -31.7 6.8
6 Dayton, OH 356.05 342.20 371.70 364.22 388.77 9.2 6.7
7 Miami, FL 372.93 372.81 386.21 387.48 413.24 10.8 6.6
8 New York La Guardia, NY 380.82 348.99 367.13 359.23 383.06 0.6 6.6
9 Raleigh/Durham, NC 312.10 325.29 359.07 349.77 372.50 19.4 6.5
10 Pittsburgh, PA 443.39 323.13 359.36 368.98 392.86 -11.4 6.5
11 Columbus, OH 309.14 333.75 369.97 381.66 405.78 31.3 6.3
12 Reno, NV 208.89 306.68 322.22 337.57 357.40 71.1 5.9
13 Chicago O'Hare, IL 409.28 388.97 379.10 391.16 413.32 1.0 5.7
14 St. Louis, MO 339.05 331.76 359.12 356.59 376.17 10.9 5.5
15 Kansas City, MO 276.26 330.80 340.75 363.27 382.31 38.4 5.2
16 Albuquerque, NM 262.65 336.38 343.38 344.82 362.10 37.9 5.0
17 Chicago Midway, IL 221.57 298.07 298.23 315.14 330.82 49.3 5.0
18 Madison, WI 405.71 429.08 455.69 472.93 496.38 22.3 5.0
19 West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL 361.15 305.23 339.64 333.65 349.51 -3.2 4.8
20 Cleveland, OH 344.07 407.59 449.94 437.44 458.14 33.2 4.7
21 Jackson/Vicksburg, MS 327.02 404.37 431.80 434.25 454.49 39.0 4.7
22 Phoenix, AZ 262.07 321.10 326.69 334.42 349.72 33.4 4.6
23 Salt Lake City, UT 297.78 374.69 398.07 411.21 429.40 44.2 4.4
24 Houston Hobby, TX 212.17 299.12 312.03 334.82 348.98 64.5 4.2
25 Denver, CO 443.67 315.93 320.95 321.12 334.47 -24.6 4.2
26 Tampa, FL 298.49 306.13 334.33 322.27 335.60 12.4 4.1
27 Charlotte, NC 504.74 392.00 428.10 416.92 433.37 -14.1 3.9
28 Fort Lauderdale, FL 275.77 269.49 283.05 285.23 296.34 7.5 3.9
29 El Paso, TX 252.27 355.97 373.32 368.97 381.52 51.2 3.4
30 Jacksonville, FL 300.56 328.05 372.60 370.17 382.71 27.3 3.4
31 Philadelphia, PA 441.97 366.03 405.92 401.13 414.00 -6.3 3.2
32 Washington Reagan National 368.51 378.22 390.61 372.02 383.93 4.2 3.2
33 Tucson, AZ 285.30 345.98 345.92 367.91 379.41 33.0 3.1
34 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 441.69 431.15 449.44 415.80 427.86 -3.1 2.9
35 New York JFK, NY 492.44 383.18 394.00 418.43 430.55 -12.6 2.9
36 San Diego, CA 286.26 333.59 336.28 346.14 355.45 24.2 2.7
37 Dallas Love, TX 164.18 273.19 281.68 284.51 292.04 77.9 2.6
38 Sacramento, CA 252.86 317.09 329.11 349.72 358.95 42.0 2.6
39 Manchester, NH 309.31 329.88 354.33 355.26 363.30 17.5 2.3
40 Indianapolis, IN 304.21 332.50 386.66 388.39 396.66 30.4 2.1
41 Nashville, TN 297.35 350.70 367.92 369.72 376.75 26.7 1.9
42 San Antonio, TX 291.92 346.25 367.39 382.24 389.07 33.3 1.8
43 Pensacola, FL 406.96 388.51 446.79 446.86 454.53 11.7 1.7
44 Greensboro/High Point, NC 396.37 371.62 394.38 420.76 427.94 8.0 1.7
45 Little Rock, AR 292.49 390.94 382.47 397.12 402.84 37.7 1.4
46 Louisville, KY 293.44 371.56 401.13 401.41 406.80 38.6 1.3
47 Rochester, NY 406.80 335.11 367.78 361.48 366.25 -10.0 1.3
48 Oklahoma City, OK 295.60 389.54 404.64 405.84 411.08 39.1 1.3
49 Washington Dulles 432.16 464.57 485.38 493.33 499.05 15.5 1.2
50 Boise, ID 263.43 339.12 375.25 386.46 390.81 48.4 1.1
51 Baltimore, MD 287.02 304.15 330.25 326.27 329.70 14.9 1.1
52 Burbank, CA 178.04 266.37 267.92 272.66 275.43 54.7 1.0
53 Providence, RI 301.72 330.78 349.55 337.97 340.61 12.9 0.8
54 Portland, ME 439.65 361.92 396.44 391.67 393.95 -10.4 0.6
55 Omaha, NE 298.62 349.07 378.38 390.15 392.38 31.4 0.6
56 Santa Ana, CA 359.46 336.90 347.98 361.70 363.72 1.2 0.6
Avg U.S. Average Domestic Itinerary Fare 340.23 355.72 372.83 378.62 380.69 11.9 0.5
57 Fort Myers, FL 337.99 276.85 320.26 317.88 319.09 -5.6 0.4
58 Buffalo, NY 320.88 309.97 341.59 336.03 336.99 5.0 0.3
59 Detroit, MI 322.21 363.51 404.83 415.70 416.21 29.2 0.1
60 Boston, MA 405.10 347.39 365.38 373.75 373.98 -7.7 0.1
61 Austin, TX 337.95 359.20 374.23 386.35 386.35 14.3 0.0
62 Oakland, CA 222.51 275.58 277.58 294.34 293.96 32.1 -0.1
63 Akron, OH 290.91 297.66 321.31 329.58 328.42 12.9 -0.4
64 Milwaukee, WI 347.78 280.79 313.01 358.19 356.73 2.6 -0.4
65 White Plains, NY 607.71 323.25 373.67 397.88 395.48 -34.9 -0.6
66 Los Angeles, CA 344.04 378.55 377.32 398.54 396.06 15.1 -0.6
67 Albany, NY 416.44 401.09 415.00 430.08 427.05 2.5 -0.7
68 Newark, NJ 450.67 469.82 470.74 485.76 482.12 7.0 -0.7
69 Cincinnati, OH 458.74 465.75 526.24 519.01 514.41 12.1 -0.9
70 Ontario, CA 242.98 308.66 316.58 332.07 328.92 35.4 -0.9
71 Seattle, WA 324.24 345.21 359.59 373.09 368.64 13.7 -1.2
72 Richmond, VA 495.32 377.99 410.08 412.40 406.09 -18.0 -1.5
73 Houston Bush, TX 410.82 476.60 504.53 502.84 494.10 20.3 -1.7
74 Harrisburg, PA 447.67 398.83 429.70 434.51 426.84 -4.7 -1.8
75 San Francisco, CA 453.19 386.32 377.88 413.81 406.03 -10.4 -1.9
76 Portland, OR 292.50 353.34 357.46 354.69 347.93 19.0 -1.9
77 Greenville-Spartanburg, SC 517.24 406.79 393.03 411.69 400.78 -22.5 -2.7
78 Tulsa, OK 292.27 393.07 427.72 445.57 433.31 48.3 -2.8
79 Syracuse, NY 396.73 394.06 432.91 421.60 407.52 2.7 -3.3
80 Norfolk, VA 392.79 384.73 408.21 404.75 390.76 -0.5 -3.5
81 Des Moines, IA 408.05 412.55 434.00 407.53 391.89 -4.0 -3.8
82 Las Vegas, NV 215.51 274.12 268.04 273.82 263.10 22.1 -3.9
83 Spokane, WA 238.96 327.31 356.38 386.18 370.67 55.1 -4.0
84 New Orleans, LA 278.67 325.32 359.63 374.21 358.45 28.6 -4.2
85 Savannah/Hilton Head 346.47 459.32 487.62 493.19 471.88 36.2 -4.3
86 San Jose, CA 288.96 299.67 308.05 329.82 314.80 8.9 -4.6
87 Minneapolis, MN 393.63 413.22 454.47 449.06 425.44 8.1 -5.3
88 Charleston, SC 482.19 459.56 423.69 417.40 395.22 -18.0 -5.3
89 Burlington, VT 444.81 409.80 429.34 439.45 415.26 -6.6 -5.5
90 Grand Rapids, MI 409.00 380.26 436.26 451.95 426.94 4.4 -5.5
91 Memphis, TN 385.14 453.73 519.99 478.01 448.79 16.5 -6.1
92 Fresno, CA 435.95 377.64 389.23 389.13 365.22 -16.2 -6.1
93 Sanford, FL N/A 128.82 136.73 127.10 119.05 N/A -6.3
94 Hartford, CT 330.93 364.70 397.94 402.86 376.61 13.8 -6.5
95 Knoxville, TN 366.77 448.54 414.77 477.09 443.71 21.0 -7.0
96 Wichita, KS 427.49 378.21 415.42 440.62 407.22 -4.7 -7.6
97 Atlantic City, NJ 212.28 171.84 156.57 168.66 152.95 -28.0 -9.3
98 Islip, NY 219.59 295.18 306.67 319.23 288.66 31.5 -9.6
99 Mesa, AZ N/A 165.58 151.72 152.14 132.62 N/A -12.8
100 Bellingham, WA 314.78 245.81 262.82 281.98 218.38 -30.6 -22.6

 

Rank Metropolitan areas ranked by percent change in average domestic itinerary fare from 1Q 2013 to 1Q 2014 (current$) Unadjusted Average Domestic Itinerary Fares (current$) Pct. Change
1Q 2000 1Q 2011 1Q 2012 1Q 2013 1Q 2014 2000-2014 2013-2014
1 Greater Chicago 352.63 360.38 354.16 368.36 389.74 10.5 5.8
2 Greater New York City 423.26 391.79 403.40 413.94 425.30 0.5 2.7
3 Greater Dallas/Fort Worth 375.05 395.33 411.07 387.19 397.14 5.9 2.6
4 Greater Washington DC 347.97 365.10 384.69 376.56 383.85 10.3 1.9
5 Greater Boston 374.19 343.33 362.17 367.17 368.83 -1.4 0.5
6 Greater Los Angeles 315.13 344.19 347.44 366.70 367.91 16.7 0.3
7 Greater Houston 336.75 410.16 427.19 440.18 441.20 31.0 0.2
8 Greater San Francisco 348.99 340.64 339.89 369.28 362.07 3.7 -2.0

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