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  • July 21, 2020
    U.S. domestic average air fares declined in the first quarter of 2020 to $336, the lowest inflation-adjusted quarterly air fare on record in Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) records dating back to 1995. The previous low was $347 in the third quarter of 2019.Adjusted for inflation, (constant 2020 dollars) the first-quarter 2020 air fare was:Down 6.0% from 1Q 2019 ($358)Down 6.1% from 4Q 2019 ($358)Down 21.6% from 1Q 2015 ($429)
  • April 22, 2020
    The 2019 average domestic itinerary air fare of $355 was the lowest inflation-adjusted annual fare since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics began collecting such records in 1995, down 0.3% from the previous low of $356 in 2018.During the year, fares dropped in the third quarter to $346, inflation-adjusted, the lowest quarterly fare on record. In the fourth quarter, fares rose to $357, up 2.1% from the $349 fare in the fourth quarter of 2018.
  • January 22, 2020
    U.S. domestic air fares in the third quarter of 2019 of $345 were the lowest on record, inflation adjusted, based on Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) records dating from 1995.  The third-quarter 2019 fares were down 1.2% from the previous low of $349 in the third quarter of 2018.Adjusted for inflation, (constant 2019 dollars) the 3Q 2019 air fare was:Down 1.2% from 3Q 2018 ($349)Down 3.6% from 2Q 2019 ($358). The second-quarter fare was revised from $364 in the previous release after Frontier Airlines refiled second-quarter data. Frontier’s revised second-quarter and third-quarter data are included in this release.Down 18.3% from 3Q 2014 ($422)
  • October 15, 2019
    The second quarter 2019 average domestic itinerary air fare of $364 was an increase from both the first quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2018, adjusted for inflation.Adjusted for inflation, (constant 2019 dollars) the 2Q 2019 air fare was:Up 2.5% from 2Q 2018 ($355)Up 1.9% from 1Q 2019 ($358)Down 14.4% from 2Q 2014 ($426)The 2Q average fare calculation does not include Frontier Airlines due to data reporting problems. The largest potential impacts would be in cities where Frontier has a substantial market share, such as Denver (12% market share) and Orlando (10% market share).
  • July 17, 2019
    First quarter 2019 average domestic itinerary air fare: $353.Adjusted for inflation, (constant 2019 dollars) the 1Q 2019 air fare was:Up 0.3% from 1Q 2018 ($352)Down 2.0% from 4Q 2018 ($361)Down 15.5% from 1Q 2015 ($418)

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