Wichita’s Average Airfare Drops 6%

Airfares at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport dropped 6% during the second quarter of 2016 compared to second quarter 2015, according to the Department of Transportation’s airfare report released on Monday. The second quarter 2016 inflation adjusted average fare was $381.39 and in 2015 it was $404.20. Worth noting is that the 2016 fare is 37% less than it was second quarter 2000 when the average fare was $601.34.

For comparison, the U.S. average fare fell 10% from 2015 and 26% from 2000.

AirportQ2 2000 Inflation adjusted fareQ2 2015 Inflation adjusted fareQ2 2016 Inflation Adjusted FareInflation Adjusted Fare Diff. 2016-2000Inflation Adjusted Fare %Diff. 2016-2015
Kansas City$394.86$381.14$356.04-10%-7%
Oklahoma City$433.96$429.67$410.47-5%-4%
U.S. Average$474.19$388.98$351.57-26%-10%

“Flying ICT is not only convenient, it’s affordable. Our fares are very competitive with those in the region. Plus the convenience of flying ICT saves time and minimizes hassle. The entrance of low-fare carriers at Wichita can be credited for the substantial decrease in fares,” said Valerie Wise, Air Service and Business Development Manager.

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