HEBRON, KY (FOX19) - Despite a reduction in Delta's dominance among carriers serving this area, Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky is the most expensive airport in the U.S.
Average domestic air fares rose to $361 in the third quarter of 2011, up 6.2 percent from the average fare of $340 in the third quarter of 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported last week. Cincinnati had the highest average fare, $488, while Atlantic City, NJ, had the lowest, $167.
Third-quarter fares decreased 2.4 percent from the second quarter. Quarter-to-quarter changes may be affected by seasonal factors.
The accompanying chart shows fares here, in nearby cities, the largest cities, and in the least and most expensive cities. Click on the headline of this article to see it at its largest size.
BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reports average fares based on domestic itinerary fares.