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Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Fare in Current and Constant Dollars

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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 2017 dollars are used for inflation adjustment.

Year 2017 constant dollars* Current dollars
Average Fare ($) Percent Change Average Fare ($) Percent Change
From Previous Year (%) Cumulative from 1995 (%) From Previous Year (%) Cumulative from 1995 (%)
1995 467     292    
1996 429 -8.0 -8.0 277 -5.3 -5.3
1997 436 1.5 -6.7 287 3.8 -1.7
1998 462 6.0 -1.1 309 7.6 5.8
1999 473 2.5 1.4 324 4.7 10.8
2000 479 1.3 2.7 339 4.7 16.0
2001 441 -8.0 -5.6 321 -5.4 9.7
2002 423 -4.1 -9.4 312 -2.6 6.9
2003 417 -1.3 -10.6 315 1.0 7.9
2004 394 -5.7 -15.7 305 -3.2 4.5
2005 383 -2.7 -17.9 307 0.6 5.2
2006 397 3.6 -15.0 329 6.9 12.4
2007 382 -3.7 -18.2 325 -1.0 11.3
2008 392 2.6 -16.1 346 6.5 18.5
2009 352 -10.1 -24.5 310 -10.4 6.2
2010 375 6.5 -19.6 336 8.3 15.0
2011 394 4.9 -15.6 364 8.3 24.5
2012 397 0.9 -14.9 375 3.0 28.3
2013 399 0.5 -14.5 382 1.9 30.7
2014 403 0.9 -13.7 392 2.5 34.1
2015 387 -3.9 -17.0 377 -3.8 29.0
2016 354 -8.5 -24.1 349 -7.4 19.5
2017 (thru 1Q) 352 -0.6 -24.6 352 0.8 20.4

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

* Rate calculated using Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index.

Note: Percent change based on unrounded numbers