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Table 13. Fares at Metropolitan Areas 4th Quarter 2016

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Airports* Based on 4Q2016 U.S. Originating Domestic Passengers

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.”

Passenger Rank Origin 4th Quarter 2016 ($) 4th Quarter 2016 Originating Passengers
1 Greater New York City 382 5,413,100
2 Greater Los Angeles 343 4,768,190
3 Greater San Francisco 363 3,737,240
4 Greater Chicago 304 3,539,850
5 Greater Washington DC 348 3,160,440
6 Greater Dallas/Fort Worth 331 2,515,990
7 Greater Boston 344 2,445,490
8 Greater Houston 398 1,651,190
8-Metropolitan Area Average   351 3,403,936

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics,; and

* Not including Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico