Third Quarter Average Fares Fell 1%

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January 27, 2020

Third Quarter Average Fares Fell 1%

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics released its third-quarter 2019 average fare report, showing average fares at Wichita Eisenhower Airport fell 1% from the third quarter 2018.  Wichita had the only fare decrease in the region.  The inflation-adjusted average fare was $392.52 compared to $395.13.  (Average fares are based on domestic itinerary fares, round-trip or one-way for which no return is purchased.) 

In Q3 2000, the inflation-adjusted average fare in Wichita was $625.03, 37% higher than today’s fare.  Wichita’s fare is now in line with regional fares thanks to increased competition, particularly from low-fare airlines. Lower fares and new destinations have stimulated travel demand over the last 7 years.

Wichita is served by 7 airlines to 13 nonstop destinations. 

Q3 2019 Average Fares

Average Fare
Q3 2019
Average Fare
Q3 2018
Yr/Yr ChangeInflation-Adjusted
Avg. Q3 2000 Fare
Q3 2019 - Q3 2000
U.S. Average$345.09$349.31-$4.22-1%$499.12-$154.03
Oklahoma City$389.72$388.07$1.640%$461.59-$71.87
Des Moines$386.60$377.78$8.822%$644.38-$257.78
Kansas City$360.09$349.53$10.563%$413.35

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