2012 Airport Affordability Index

It’s July, so it’s time for our annual Airport Affordability Index. These rankings are based on the searches on our site for the month of June, 2012. We took the 101 most searched airports and averaged the prices our users found on flights to the most popular domestic and international destinations, from Miami to Honolulu and London to Cancun.

Look below to see where your favorite airports rank and how they fared versus last year. You might even find that an airport across town from where you live or where you are planning to travel might be a low cost alternative. As always, we suggest doing your homework so you know where to look and what to expect so you know a deal when you see it and are ready to act.

NumberAirportAverage AirfareLast year’s rank
1Bob Hope Airport, CA (BUR)$2212
2Long Beach (Daugherty Field), CA (LGB)$2501
3Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT)$29026
4Harrisburg International, PA (MDT)$304N/A
5Lehigh Valley, PA (ABE)$3074
6John Wayne/Orange County, CA (SNA)$3165
7White Plains, NY (HPN)$324N/A
8Metropolitan Oakland International, CA (OAK)$3309
9Chicago Midway, IL (MDW)$33940
10Bellingham International, WA (BLI)$34210
11Akron-Canton Regional, OH (CAK)$34914
12McGhee Tyson, TN (TYS)$35035
13San Jose International, CA (SJC)$35022
14Syracuse Hancock International, NY (SYR)$35144
15General Mitchell International, WI (MKE)$3513
16Memphis International, TN (MEM)$36719
17James M. Cox Dayton International, OH (DAY)$37317
18Tucson International, AZ (TUS)$37537
19Greater Rochester International, NY (ROC)$37712
20Manchester, NH (MHT)$38059
21Portland Intl Jetport, ME (PWM)$38549
22Piedmont Triad International, NC (GSO)$38652
23La Guardia, NY (LGA)$39629
24Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International, FL (FLL)$40115
25Ontario International, CA (ONT)$40511
26Wichita Mid-Continent, KS (ICT)$40925
27Palm Beach International, FL (PBI)$40923
28Burlington International, VT (BTV)$41653
29Buffalo Niagara International, NY (BUF)$41932
30William P. Hobby, TX (HOU)$4226
31Bradley International, CT (BDL)$42628
32Dallas/Fort Worth International, TX (DFW)$43242
33Theodore Francis Green State, RI (PVD)$43539
34Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA)$43516
35New Orleans International, LA (MSY)$44024
36Des Moines International, IA (DSM)$44071
37Reagan National (DCA)$44441
38San Antonio International, TX (SAT)$45430
39Richmond International, VA (RIC)$45427
40Albuquerque International, NM (ABQ)$45869
41Albany International, NY (ALB)$46382
42Myrtle Beach Jetport, SC (MYR)$467N/A
43Port Columbus International, OH (CMH)$47131
44Lambert-St Louis International, MO (STL)$47243
45Atlanta International, GA (ATL)$47765
46Pittsburgh International, PA (PIT)$49021
47Southwest Florida International, FL (RSW)$49256
48Charlotte/Douglas International, NC (CLT)$49250
49Orlando International, FL (MCO)$49667
50Tampa International, FL (TPA)$49836
51Bishop International, MI (FNT)$4988
52Spokane International, WA (GEG)$50261
53Nashville International, TN (BNA)$50345
54Standiford Field, KY (SDF)$50587
55Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, OH (CVG)$50890
56Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, MI (DTW)$51038
57Pensacola Regional, FL (PNS)$51133
58El Paso International, TX (ELP)$52364
59Los Angeles International, CA (LAX)$53188
60Austin-Bergstrom International, TX (AUS)$53254
61Minneapolis-St Paul International, MN (MSP)$53347
62Chicago-O’Hare International, IL (ORD)$53785
63Oklahoma, OK (OKC)$54272
64Indianapolis International, IN (IND)$54334
65Gerald R. Ford International, MI (GRR)$54462
66Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL)$54413
67McCarran International, NV (LAS)$55279
68Newark International, NJ (EWR)$55277
69Logan International, MA (BOS)$55386
70Reno-Tahoe International, NV (RNO)$55646
71Philadelphia International, PA (PHL)$55674
72Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF)$55768
73Adams Field, AR (LIT)$55893
74Kansas City International, MO (MCI)$56518
75San Diego Intl-Lindbergh Field, CA (SAN)$56778
76Tulsa International, OK (TUL)$56779
77Phoenix Sky Harbor International, AZ (PHX)$56973
78Miami International, FL (MIA)$57291
79Blue Grass, KY (LEX)$573N/A
80Raleigh-Durham International, NC (RDU)$57455
81Denver International, CO (DEN)$58258
82Savannah/Hilton Head International, GA (SAV)$58789
83George Bush Intercontinental, TX (IAH)$58984
84Salt Lake City International, UT (SLC)$59757
85Jacksonville International, FL (JAX)$59976
86Portland International, OR (PDX)$59992
87Norfolk International, VA (ORF)$62175
88Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP)$62351
89Baltimore/Washington International, MD (BWI)$62381
90San Francisco International, CA (SFO)$62496
91Seattle – Tacoma International, WA (SEA)$62683
92Colorado Springs Municipal, CO (COS)$64960
93Cleveland-Hopkins International, OH (CLE)$65063
94Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), ID (BOI)$66070
95Washington Dulles International (IAD)$66297
96Birmingham International, AL (BHM)$66795
97John F. Kennedy International, NY (JFK)$67899
98Kahului, HI (OGG)$712N/A
99Charleston International, SC (CHS)$71766
100Honolulu International, HI (HNL)$854101
101Anchorage International, AK (ANC)$964100
2012 Airport Affordability Index was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 by Melisse Hinkle
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A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has traveled throughout North America, biked through rice paddies in Bali, seen the Northern Lights in Iceland, walked alongside llamas in Machu Picchu and made her way around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Head of Content and Social Media for North America at Cheapflights.