Major Airports With the Best Fares — and Where DIA Lands
Additional photos and more below.
Sometimes it seems that fares at Denver International Airport will climb as high as the planes that regularly depart from the facility.
But now is not one of those times.
New figures from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department) reveals the best average fares at the twelve busiest airports in America as determined by the number of domestic passengers who took off from each during the third quarter of 2015 — the most recent period for which data is available.
And DIA, which bid farewell to the third-most travelers among U.S. airports over that span, finishes very, very well.
Count down the photo-illustrated stats from the top twelve below, complete with the current average fare across the system. Comparing that number to the one at DIA makes the latter look even better.
Number 12: Newark-Liberty
Average ticket price: $479
Third quarter 2015 number of originating passengers: 5,599,640 (11th among originating passengers)
Number 11: New York/JFK
Average ticket price: $431
Third quarter 2015 number of originating passengers: 6,703,530 (7th among originating passengers)
Number 10: San Francisco
Average ticket price: $424
Third quarter 2015 number of originating passengers: 7,257,970 (5th among originating passengers)
Number 9: Los Angeles
Average ticket price: $389
Third quarter 2015 number of originating passengers: 10,317,650 (1st among originating passengers)
Number 8: Atlanta
Average ticket price: $382
Third quarter 2015 number of originating passengers: 7,172,690 (6th among originating passengers)
Number 7: Boston
Average ticket price: $365
Third quarter 2015 number of originating passengers: 7,738,750 (4th among originating passengers)Next Page
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