US Airfares

This database contains data from the US Department of Transportation on airfares in the US over time. All airfares are either annual or quarterly averages and are inflation-adjusted with 2014 as the base year. The original datasets can be found here.

2014 average airfare by airport
Page Title
Trend since 1995
2014 Airfare Average
Aberdeen RegionalPrice Decrease$418.92Aberdeen Regional, South Dakota
Abilene RegionalPrice Decrease$458.21Abilene Regional, Texas
Abraham Lincoln CapitalPrice Decrease$323.59Abraham Lincoln Capital, Illinois
AdakPrice Increase$989.65Adak, Alaska
Adirondack RegionalPrice Decrease$498.79Adirondack Regional, New York
Akron-Canton RegionalPrice Decrease$347.68Akron-Canton Regional, Ohio
Albany InternationalPrice Decrease$444.06Albany International, New York
Albert J EllisPrice Decrease$455.20Albert J Ellis, North Carolina
Albuquerque International SunportPrice Increase$386.37Albuquerque International Sunport, New Mexico
Alexandria International$505.26Alexandria International, Louisiana
Alliance MunicipalPrice Increase$642.47Alliance Municipal, Nebraska
Alpena County RegionalPrice Decrease$365.69Alpena County Regional, Michigan
Altoona-Blair CountyPrice Decrease$549.09Altoona-Blair County, Pennsylvania
Aniak AirportPrice Increase$1,015.00Aniak Airport, Alaska
ArcataPrice Increase$617.43Arcata, California
Arnold Palmer RegionalPrice Decrease$163.47Arnold Palmer Regional, Pennsylvania
Asheville RegionalPrice Decrease$387.16Asheville Regional, North Carolina
Aspen Pitkin County Sardy FieldPrice Increase$687.73Aspen Pitkin County Sardy Field, Colorado
Atlantic City InternationalPrice Decrease$168.35Atlantic City International, New Jersey
Augusta Regional at Bush FieldPrice Decrease$458.69Augusta Regional at Bush Field, Georgia
Augusta StatePrice Decrease$431.28Augusta State, Maine
Austin - Bergstrom InternationalPrice Increase$393.55Austin - Bergstrom International, Texas
Austin Straubel InternationalPrice Decrease$573.29Austin Straubel International, Wisconsin
Average of Selected AirportsPrice Decrease$462.79
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood MarshallPrice Decrease$340.87Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Maryland
Bangor InternationalPrice Decrease$411.88Bangor International, Maine
Barkley RegionalPrice Decrease$381.61Barkley Regional, Kentucky
Barnstable Municipal-Boardman/Polando FieldPrice Decrease$248.27Barnstable Municipal-Boardman/Polando Field, Massachusetts
Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan FieldPrice Decrease$480.34Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field, Louisiana
Bellingham InternationalPrice Decrease$206.77Bellingham International, Washington
Bemidji RegionalPrice Decrease$412.95Bemidji Regional, Minnesota
Benjamin Taisacan Manglona InternationalPrice Decrease$411.94Benjamin Taisacan Manglona International, Pacific Islands
Bert MooneyPrice Decrease$350.68Bert Mooney, Montana
Bethel AirportPrice Decrease$447.71Bethel Airport, Alaska
Bill and Hillary Clinton Nat Adams FieldPrice Increase$418.93Bill and Hillary Clinton Nat Adams Field, Arkansas
Billings Logan InternationalPrice Decrease$447.64Billings Logan International, Montana
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth InternationalPrice Increase$442.68Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International, Alabama
Bishop InternationalPrice Decrease$376.15Bishop International, Michigan
Bismarck MunicipalPrice Decrease$418.17Bismarck Municipal, North Dakota
Blue GrassPrice Decrease$403.37Blue Grass, Kentucky
Bob HopePrice Increase$291.64Bob Hope, California
Boise Air TerminalPrice Increase$391.27Boise Air Terminal, Idaho
Bozeman Yellowstone InternationalPrice Decrease$432.74Bozeman Yellowstone International, Montana
Bradford RegionalPrice Decrease$487.85Bradford Regional, Pennsylvania
Bradley InternationalPrice Decrease$393.58Bradley International, Connecticut
Brainerd Lakes RegionalPrice Decrease$418.15Brainerd Lakes Regional, Minnesota
Brownsville South Padre Island InternationalPrice Increase$482.48Brownsville South Padre Island International, Texas
Brunswick Golden IslesPrice Decrease$513.03Brunswick Golden Isles, Georgia
Buffalo Niagara InternationalPrice Decrease$335.58Buffalo Niagara International, New York
Burlington InternationalPrice Decrease$422.09Burlington International, Vermont
Canyonlands FieldPrice Decrease$323.21Canyonlands Field, Utah
Cape Girardeau RegionalPrice Decrease$468.21Cape Girardeau Regional, Missouri
Capital Region InternationalPrice Decrease$427.38Capital Region International, Michigan
Casper/Natrona County InternationalPrice Decrease$459.92Casper/Natrona County International, Wyoming
Cavern City Air TerminalPrice Decrease$586.00Cavern City Air Terminal, New Mexico
Cedar City RegionalPrice Decrease$308.77Cedar City Regional, Utah
Central Illinois RegionalPrice Decrease$392.63Central Illinois Regional, Illinois
Central Nebraska RegionalPrice Decrease$230.90Central Nebraska Regional, Nebraska
Central WisconsinPrice Decrease$520.20Central Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Chadron MunicipalPrice Decrease$588.32Chadron Municipal, Nebraska
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma CountyPrice Decrease$282.71Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County, California
Charleston AFB/InternationalPrice Decrease$399.86Charleston AFB/International, South Carolina
Charlotte Douglas InternationalPrice Decrease$435.75Charlotte Douglas International, North Carolina
Charlottesville AlbemarlePrice Decrease$473.15Charlottesville Albemarle, Virginia
Chautauqua County/JamestownPrice Decrease$415.58Chautauqua County/Jamestown, New York
Cherry CapitalPrice Increase$573.83Cherry Capital, Michigan
Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson FieldPrice Increase$634.10Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field, Wyoming
Chicago Midway InternationalPrice Increase$332.81Chicago Midway International, Illinois
Chicago O'Hare InternationalPrice Decrease$415.75Chicago O'Hare International, Illinois
Chicago/Rockford InternationalPrice Decrease$130.87Chicago/Rockford International, Illinois
Chico MunicipalPrice Decrease$374.94Chico Municipal, California
Chippewa County InternationalPrice Decrease$558.07Chippewa County International, Michigan
Chippewa Valley RegionalPrice Decrease$389.65Chippewa Valley Regional, Wisconsin
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky InternationalPrice Decrease$513.30Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, Ohio
City of Colorado Springs MunicipalPrice Increase$456.03City of Colorado Springs Municipal, Colorado
Cleveland-Hopkins InternationalPrice Decrease$444.70Cleveland-Hopkins International, Ohio
Coastal Carolina RegionalPrice Decrease$454.97Coastal Carolina Regional, North Carolina
Cold Bay AirportPrice Increase$907.15Cold Bay Airport, Alaska
Columbia MetropolitanPrice Decrease$493.94Columbia Metropolitan, South Carolina
Columbia RegionalPrice Decrease$461.90Columbia Regional, Missouri
Columbus AirportPrice Decrease$591.17Columbus Airport, Georgia
Corpus Christi InternationalPrice Increase$437.68Corpus Christi International, Texas
Cortez Municipal$658.03Cortez Municipal, Colorado
Cyril E KingPrice Increase$390.71Cyril E King, Virgin Islands
Dallas Love FieldPrice Increase$297.80Dallas Love Field, Texas
Dallas/Fort Worth InternationalPrice Decrease$425.24Dallas/Fort Worth International, Texas
Dane County Regional-Truax FieldPrice Decrease$505.32Dane County Regional-Truax Field, Wisconsin
Dawson CommunityPrice Decrease$584.36Dawson Community, Montana
Daytona Beach InternationalPrice Decrease$393.42Daytona Beach International, Florida
Deadhorse AirportPrice Increase$475.17Deadhorse Airport, Alaska
Delta CountyPrice Decrease$548.62Delta County, Michigan
Denver InternationalPrice Decrease$336.73Denver International, Colorado
Des Moines InternationalPrice Decrease$394.06Des Moines International, Iowa
Detroit Metro Wayne CountyPrice Decrease$429.93Detroit Metro Wayne County, Michigan
Devils Lake RegionalPrice Decrease$461.82Devils Lake Regional, North Dakota
Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt RegionalPrice Decrease$625.09Dickinson - Theodore Roosevelt Regional, North Dakota
Dillingham AirportPrice Increase$672.64Dillingham Airport, Alaska
Dodge City RegionalPrice Decrease$587.55Dodge City Regional, Kansas
Dothan RegionalPrice Decrease$675.26Dothan Regional, Alabama
DuBois RegionalPrice Decrease$576.72DuBois Regional, Pennsylvania
Dubuque RegionalPrice Decrease$462.08Dubuque Regional, Iowa
Duluth InternationalPrice Decrease$434.73Duluth International, Minnesota
Durango La Plata CountyPrice Decrease$487.48Durango La Plata County, Colorado
Eagle County RegionalPrice Decrease$635.35Eagle County Regional, Colorado
East Texas RegionalPrice Decrease$455.48East Texas Regional, Texas
Eastern Oregon Regional at PendletonPrice Decrease$326.77Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton, Oregon
Easterwood FieldPrice Decrease$461.06Easterwood Field, Texas
El Paso InternationalPrice Increase$395.15El Paso International, Texas
Elko RegionalPrice Decrease$523.40Elko Regional, Nevada
Elmira/Corning RegionalPrice Decrease$385.24Elmira/Corning Regional, New York
Eppley AirfieldPrice Increase$398.86Eppley Airfield, Nebraska
Erie International/Tom Ridge FieldPrice Decrease$462.99Erie International/Tom Ridge Field, Pennsylvania
Ernest A. Love FieldPrice Increase$439.09Ernest A. Love Field, Arizona
Eugenio Maria de HostosPrice Increase$460.72Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Puerto Rico
Evansville RegionalPrice Decrease$521.44Evansville Regional, Indiana
Fairbanks InternationalPrice Increase$539.25Fairbanks International, Alaska
Falls International Einarson FieldPrice Decrease$394.75Falls International Einarson Field, Minnesota
Fayetteville Regional/Grannis FieldPrice Decrease$465.53Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, North Carolina
Flagstaff PulliamPrice Decrease$456.78Flagstaff Pulliam, Arizona
Florence RegionalPrice Decrease$419.65Florence Regional, South Carolina
Forbes FieldPrice Decrease$362.03Forbes Field, Kansas
FordPrice Decrease$397.39Ford, Michigan
Fort Collins-Loveland MunicipalPrice Increase$326.17Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal, Colorado
Fort Dodge RegionalPrice Increase$796.88Fort Dodge Regional, Iowa
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood InternationalPrice Decrease$296.46Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Florida
Fort Smith RegionalPrice Decrease$505.64Fort Smith Regional, Arkansas
Fort Wayne InternationalPrice Decrease$378.38Fort Wayne International, Indiana
Four Corners RegionalPrice Increase$590.33Four Corners Regional, New Mexico
Francisco C. Ada Saipan InternationalPrice Increase$780.27Francisco C. Ada Saipan International, Pacific Islands
Fresno Yosemite InternationalPrice Decrease$415.02Fresno Yosemite International, California
Friedman MemorialPrice Decrease$502.44Friedman Memorial, Idaho
Gainesville RegionalPrice Decrease$464.89Gainesville Regional, Florida
Garden City RegionalPrice Increase$470.96Garden City Regional, Kansas
General Downing - Peoria InternationalPrice Decrease$336.85General Downing - Peoria International, Illinois
General Mitchell InternationalPrice Decrease$364.24General Mitchell International, Wisconsin
George Bush Intercontinental/HoustonPrice Decrease$492.58George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, Texas
Gerald R. Ford InternationalPrice Decrease$439.54Gerald R. Ford International, Michigan
Gillette Campbell CountyPrice Decrease$498.03Gillette Campbell County, Wyoming
Glacier Park InternationalPrice Decrease$434.01Glacier Park International, Montana
Gogebic-Iron CountyPrice Decrease$527.67Gogebic-Iron County, Michigan
Golden Triangle RegionalPrice Decrease$626.88Golden Triangle Regional, Mississippi
Grand Forks InternationalPrice Decrease$335.82Grand Forks International, North Dakota
Grand Junction RegionalPrice Decrease$482.89Grand Junction Regional, Colorado
Grant CountyPrice Decrease$425.11Grant County, New Mexico
Great Bend MunicipalPrice Decrease$339.50Great Bend Municipal, Kansas
Great Falls InternationalPrice Decrease$369.32Great Falls International, Montana
Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link FieldPrice Decrease$494.47Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link Field, New York
Greater Rochester InternationalPrice Decrease$379.18Greater Rochester International, New York
Greenbrier ValleyPrice Decrease$441.92Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia
Greenville Mid DeltaPrice Decrease$629.94Greenville Mid Delta, Mississippi
Greenville-Spartanburg InternationalPrice Decrease$411.00Greenville-Spartanburg International, South Carolina
Guam InternationalPrice Increase$1,485.80Guam International, Pacific Islands
Gulfport-Biloxi InternationalPrice Decrease$479.66Gulfport-Biloxi International, Mississippi
Gunnison-Crested Butte RegionalPrice Decrease$620.49Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional, Colorado
Gustavus AirportPrice Increase$225.04Gustavus Airport, Alaska
Hagerstown Regional-Richard A. Henson FieldPrice Decrease$105.73Hagerstown Regional-Richard A. Henson Field, Maryland
Haines AirportPrice Decrease$276.67Haines Airport, Alaska
Hancock County-Bar HarborPrice Decrease$497.62Hancock County-Bar Harbor, Maine
Harrisburg InternationalPrice Decrease$444.48Harrisburg International, Pennsylvania
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta InternationalPrice Decrease$424.95Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Georgia
Hattiesburg-Laurel RegionalPrice Decrease$560.57Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional, Mississippi
Havre City-CountyPrice Decrease$474.54Havre City-County, Montana
Hays RegionalPrice Decrease$454.09Hays Regional, Kansas
Hector InternationalPrice Decrease$407.73Hector International, North Dakota
Helena RegionalPrice Decrease$545.90Helena Regional, Montana
Henry E. RohlsenPrice Increase$419.81Henry E. Rohlsen, Virgin Islands
Hilo InternationalPrice Increase$249.08Hilo International, Hawaii
Hilton Head AirportPrice Decrease$493.75Hilton Head Airport, South Carolina
Homer AirportPrice Decrease$709.66Homer Airport, Alaska
Honolulu InternationalPrice Increase$373.78Honolulu International, Hawaii
Houghton County MemorialPrice Decrease$466.85Houghton County Memorial, Michigan
Huntsville International-Carl T Jones FieldPrice Decrease$561.35Huntsville International-Carl T Jones Field, Alabama
Huron RegionalPrice Increase$736.63Huron Regional, South Dakota
Idaho Falls RegionalPrice Decrease$435.62Idaho Falls Regional, Idaho
Imperial CountyPrice Increase$1,039.00Imperial County, California
Indianapolis InternationalPrice Decrease$412.90Indianapolis International, Indiana
Ithaca Tompkins RegionalPrice Decrease$529.57Ithaca Tompkins Regional, New York
Jack Brooks RegionalPrice Decrease$408.71Jack Brooks Regional, Texas
Jack McNamara FieldPrice Decrease$404.49Jack McNamara Field, California
Jackson HolePrice Decrease$605.75Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers InternationalPrice Decrease$483.11Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International, Mississippi
Jacksonville InternationalPrice Decrease$390.05Jacksonville International, Florida
James M Cox/Dayton InternationalPrice Decrease$416.27James M Cox/Dayton International, Ohio
Jamestown RegionalPrice Decrease$437.17Jamestown Regional, North Dakota
Joe Foss FieldPrice Decrease$384.79Joe Foss Field, South Dakota
John F. Kennedy InternationalPrice Decrease$432.28John F. Kennedy International, New York
John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria CountyPrice Decrease$563.70John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County, Pennsylvania
John Wayne Airport-Orange CountyPrice Decrease$383.24John Wayne Airport-Orange County, California
Joplin RegionalPrice Decrease$466.47Joplin Regional, Missouri
Joslin Field - Magic Valley RegionalPrice Decrease$421.12Joslin Field - Magic Valley Regional, Idaho
Juneau InternationalPrice Decrease$458.60Juneau International, Alaska
Kahului AirportPrice Increase$299.63Kahului Airport, Hawaii
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek InternationalPrice Decrease$570.32Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Michigan
Kansas City InternationalPrice Increase$379.48Kansas City International, Missouri
Kearney RegionalPrice Decrease$579.04Kearney Regional, Nebraska
Kenai MunicipalPrice Increase$755.57Kenai Municipal, Alaska
Ketchikan InternationalPrice Decrease$477.40Ketchikan International, Alaska
Key FieldPrice Decrease$508.91Key Field, Mississippi
Key West InternationalPrice Decrease$441.75Key West International, Florida
King Salmon AirportPrice Increase$688.03King Salmon Airport, Alaska

While the average airfare in the US is about $100 higher today than 20 years ago, adjusting for inflation shows that prices have actually been decreasing steadily. Comparing 400+ of the largest US airports shows that a trend of decreasing airfares for the vast majority of them. Interestingly, almost all airports in non-contiguous states show the opposite trend: one of price increases. In the same period, jet kerosene prices have increased significantly

U.S. average airfare over time

Zooming in the decreasing trend for average airfare shows 3 substantial price drops in the last 2 decades: one during late '95/ early '96; one in mid-2001; and one during the second half of 2009. This last price drop has been followed by a steady price increase.

Percent change of airfare average since 1995

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Use the filters to select a specific airport: you can select on airport name, airport code or city.

Overall price trend since 1995 for the largest US airports

Average annual airfares between 1995 and 2014 per airport
Percent changes of average airfares between 1995 and 2014 per airport
Percent changes of different periods compared
Average airfares of the 428 largest US airports
Percent changes of the average airfares of the 428 largest US airports
Top 25 airports with largest price increase
Top 25 airports with larges price decrease

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