2013 Airport Affordability Index

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2013 Airport Affordability Index

Once again it’s time for our annual Airport Affordability Index. We’ve ranked 101 of the most popular U.S. airports by averaging the prices our users found during the month of June when searching for flights to popular domestic and international destinations like Miami, Honolulu, London and Cancun.

Our rankings, now in their fourth year, are a great way to see how your favorite airports stack up against other airports around the country and even across town. These rankings can shift dramatically from year to year and prices fluctuate frequently on specific routes. But the takeaway, as always, is do your homework and look at all the options for airports on both ends of a trip. The results may surprise you!

Number Airport Average Airfare Last year’s rank
1 Long Beach (Daugherty Field), CA (LGB) $216 2
2 Myrtle Beach Jetport, SC (MYR) $249 42
3 Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT) $270 3
4 Burlington International, VT (BTV) $284 28
5 Metropolitan Oakland International, CA (OAK) $287 8
6 La Guardia, NY (LGA) $290 23
7 Harrisburg International, PA (MDT) $291 4
8 White Plains, NY (HPN) $295 7
9 Bob Hope Airport, CA (BUR) $297 1
10 Akron-Canton Regional, OH (CAK) $303 11
11 John Wayne/Orange County, CA (SNA) $305 6
12 Lehigh Valley, PA (ABE) $307 5
13 Greater Rochester International, NY (ROC) $311 19
14 Piedmont Triad International, NC (GSO) $311 22
15 Bellingham International, WA (BLI) $313 10
16 Bishop International, MI (FNT) $316 51
17 San Jose International, CA (SJC) $326 13
18 Chicago Midway, IL (MDW) $331 9
19 Palm Beach International, FL (PBI) $336 27
20 Syracuse Hancock International, NY (SYR) $341 14
21 Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International, FL (FLL) $345 24
22 McGhee Tyson, TN (TYS) $355 12
23 Portland Intl Jetport, ME (PWM) $356 21
24 Reagan National (DCA) $359 37
25 Dallas/Fort Worth International, TX (DFW) $367 32
26 Manchester, NH (MHT) $369 20
27 Ontario International, CA (ONT) $371 25
28 James M. Cox Dayton International, OH (DAY) $380 17
29 Theodore Francis Green State, RI (PVD) $381 33
30 Charleston International, SC (CHS) $390 99
31 Des Moines International, IA (DSM) $408 36
32 George Bush International, TX (IAH) $411 83
33 Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA) $414 34
34 Reno-Tahoe International, NV (RNO) $424 70
35 Tucson International, AZ (TUS) $428 18
36 Orlando International, FL (MCO) $435 49
37 Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), ID (BOI) $435 94
38 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, MI (DTW) $437 56
39 Charles B. Wheeler Downtown, MO (MKC) $440 N/A
40 Chicago-O’Hare International, IL (ORD) $441 62
41 Gerald R. Ford International, MI (GRR) $444 65
42 General Mitchell International, WI (MKE) $444 15
43 Pensacola Regional, FL (PNS) $444 57
44 Spokane International, WA (GEG) $445 52
45 Richmond International, VA (RIC) $447 39
46 Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP) $448 88
47 Philadelphia International, PA (PHL) $451 71
48 Portland International, OR (PDX) $453 86
49 El Paso International, TX (ELP) $457 58
50 William P. Hobby, TX (HOU) $457 30
51 Bradley International, CT (BDL) $457 30
52 Buffalo Niagara International, NY (BUF) $460 29
53 Oklahoma, OK (OKC) $461 63
54 Denver International, CO (DEN) $461 81
55 San Diego Intl-Lindbergh Field, CA (SAN) $462 75
56 Blue Grass, KY (LEX) $463 79
57 Indianapolis International, IN (IND) $463 64
58 Tulsa International, OK (TUL) $463 76
59 Adams Field, AR (LIT) $464 73
60 Los Angeles International, CA (LAX) $465 59
61 Memphis International, TN (MEM) $467 47
62 San Antonio International, TX (SAT) $468 38
63 Raleigh-Durham International, NC (RDU) $468 80
64 Lambert-St Louis International, MO (STL) $471 44
65 Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL) $472 66
66 Austin-Bergstrom International, TX (AUS) $472 60
67 Albany International, NY (ALB) $475 79
68 McCarran International, NV (LAS) $476 67
69 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, OH (CVG) $479 55
70 Wichita Mid-Continent, KS (ICT) $480 26
71 Kansas City International, MO (MCI) $482 74
72 Minneapolis-St Paul International, MN (MSP) $482 61
73 New Orleans International, LA (MSY) $482 35
74 Jacksonville International, FL (JAX) $483 85
75 Seattle – Tacoma International, WA (SEA) $485 91
76 Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF) $488 72
77 Baltimore/Washington International, MD (BWI) $493 89
78 Pittsbrugh International, PA (PIT) $495 46
79 Tampa International, FL (TPA) $495 50
80 Nashville International, TN (BNA) $506 53
81 Port Columbus International, OH (CMH) $508 43
82 Northwest Arkansas Regional, AR (XNA) $508 N/A
83 Cleveland-Hopkins International, OH (CLE) $511 93
84 San Francisco International, CA (SFO) $517 90
85 Norfolk International, VA (ORF) $519 87
86 Phoenix Sky Harbor International, AZ (PHX) $599 92
87 Anchorage International, AK (ANC) $532 101
88 Logan International, MA (BOS) $538 69
89 Birmingham International, AL (BHM) $543 96
90 Kahului, HI (OGG) $544 98
91 Atlanta International, GA (ATL) $546 45
92 Albuquerque International, NM (ABQ) $559 40
93 Newark International, NJ (EWR) $566 68
94 Charlotte/Douglas International, NC (CLT) $571 48
95 John F. Kennedy International, NY (JFK) $580 97
96 Standiford Field, KY (SDF) $587 54
97 Salt Lake City International, UT (SLC) $589 84
98 Southwest Florida International, FL (RSW) $603 47
99 Miami International, FL (MIA) $618 78
100 Washington Dulles International, (IAD) $652 95
101 Honolulu International, HI (HNL) $689 100

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2013 Airport Affordability Index was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 by Melisse Hinkle
Author: Melisse Hinkle (388 posts)

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.