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Table 4. Unadjusted 4th Quarter Average Fares, 1995-2017, 4Q 2017

Dataset Table:

Year Average Fare in current dollars ($) Year-to-Year Percent Change in Average Fare (4Q to 4Q) (%) Cumulative Percent Change in Average Fare (4Q 1995 to 4Q of each year) (%) Inflation Rate from 1995 (Sep 1995 to Sep of each year)*
1995 288 N/A N/A N/A
1996 278 -3.3 -3.3 3.2
1997 294 5.5 2.0 5.1
1998 316 7.7 9.9 6.7
1999 318 0.6 10.5 9.5
2000 340 7.0 18.2 13.3
2001 300 -11.8 4.2 15.4
2002 309 3.0 7.3 17.9
2003 316 2.2 9.7 20.2
2004 297 -5.9 3.3 24.2
2005 315 5.9 9.4 28.8
2006 318 1.1 10.6 31.3
2007 330 3.6 14.6 36.5
2008 345 4.7 20.0 38.7
2009 320 -7.4 11.1 40.7
2010 335 4.7 16.3 42.5
2011 368 10.0 28.0 47.2
2012 374 1.6 30.0 50.0
2013 382 2.1 32.8 51.8
2014 393 2.8 36.4 53.7
2015 363 -7.7 26.0 54.4
2016 347 -4.4 20.5 57.2
2017 347 0.2 20.7 60.6

Notes:

Percent change based on unrounded numbers
* Rate calculated using Bureau of Labor Statistics General Consumer Price Index

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, https://www.bts.gov/explore-topics-and-geography/topics/air-fares