AIR FARES AND PASSENGER VOLUME FOR THE TOP FIVE MAJOR LONG ROUTES

AIR FARES AND PASSENGER VOLUME FOR THE TOP FIVE MAJOR LONG ROUTES

Average and Low Air Fares: Most Heavily Travelled Routes of Greater Than 750 Miles (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Average and Low Air Fares: Most Heavily Travelled Routes of Greater Than 750 Miles (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

NOTE: Blue hatched portion of bar = lowest average fare for an airline meeting the criteria in the text.

Red portion of bar = the difference between the average fare for all airlines, and the lowest average fare airline.

Blue hatched + red portions of bar = the average fare for the market.

Major long routes consist of the top five routes of more than 750 miles by number of passengers for the most recent quarter. In the first quarter of 2001, there were 759 large-market routes of more than 750 miles.

Consumer air fares (greater than 750 miles)    Q1 00       Q1 01       % Change   
Ft Lauder-New York (1071 miles)      
Average Fare ($)   145   132  -8.97
Low Fare ($)   112   119   6.25
Daily Passengers 6,707 9,384  39.91
New York-Orlando (944 miles)      
Average Fare ($)   134   125  -6.72
Low Fare ($)   126   119  -5.56
Daily Passengers 5,920 7,224  22.03
L.A.-New York (2469 miles)      
Average Fare ($)   410   391  -4.63
Low Fare ($)   368   245 -33.42
Daily Passengers 5,827 6,006   3.07
Atlanta-New York (755 miles)      
Average Fare ($)   172   174   1.16
Low Fare ($)   120   121   0.83
Daily Passengers 5,762 5,675  -1.51
New York-West Palm (1024 miles)      
Average Fare ($)   168   151 -10.12
Low Fare ($)   163   125 -23.31
Daily Passengers 4,582 5,112  11.57

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

Average fares are based on the one-way cost for all paying customers and exclude passengers that fly for free such as those using a frequent flyer program. City-pairs include all airports in each city.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, and http://ostpxweb.ost.dot.gov/aviation/.