2013 Airport Affordability Index

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!

NumberAirportAverage AirfareLast year’s rank
1Long Beach (Daugherty Field), CA (LGB)$2162
2Myrtle Beach Jetport, SC (MYR)$24942
3Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT)$2703
4Burlington International, VT (BTV)$28428
5Metropolitan Oakland International, CA (OAK)$2878
6La Guardia, NY (LGA)$29023
7Harrisburg International, PA (MDT)$2914
8White Plains, NY (HPN)$2957
9Bob Hope Airport, CA (BUR)$2971
10Akron-Canton Regional, OH (CAK)$30311
11John Wayne/Orange County, CA (SNA)$3056
12Lehigh Valley, PA (ABE)$3075
13Greater Rochester International, NY (ROC)$31119
14Piedmont Triad International, NC (GSO)$31122
15Bellingham International, WA (BLI)$31310
16Bishop International, MI (FNT)$31651
17San Jose International, CA (SJC)$32613
18Chicago Midway, IL (MDW)$3319
19Palm Beach International, FL (PBI)$33627
20Syracuse Hancock International, NY (SYR)$34114
21Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International, FL (FLL)$34524
22McGhee Tyson, TN (TYS)$35512
23Portland Intl Jetport, ME (PWM)$35621
24Reagan National (DCA)$35937
25Dallas/Fort Worth International, TX (DFW)$36732
26Manchester, NH (MHT)$36920
27Ontario International, CA (ONT)$37125
28James M. Cox Dayton International, OH (DAY)$38017
29Theodore Francis Green State, RI (PVD)$38133
30Charleston International, SC (CHS)$39099
31Des Moines International, IA (DSM)$40836
32George Bush International, TX (IAH)$41183
33Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA)$41434
34Reno-Tahoe International, NV (RNO)$42470
35Tucson International, AZ (TUS)$42818
36Orlando International, FL (MCO)$43549
37Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), ID (BOI)$43594
38Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, MI (DTW)$43756
39Charles B. Wheeler Downtown, MO (MKC)$440N/A
40Chicago-O’Hare International, IL (ORD)$44162
41Gerald R. Ford International, MI (GRR)$44465
42General Mitchell International, WI (MKE)$44415
43Pensacola Regional, FL (PNS)$44457
44Spokane International, WA (GEG)$44552
45Richmond International, VA (RIC)$44739
46Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (GSP)$44888
47Philadelphia International, PA (PHL)$45171
48Portland International, OR (PDX)$45386
49El Paso International, TX (ELP)$45758
50William P. Hobby, TX (HOU)$45730
51Bradley International, CT (BDL)$45730
52Buffalo Niagara International, NY (BUF)$46029
53Oklahoma, OK (OKC)$46163
54Denver International, CO (DEN)$46181
55San Diego Intl-Lindbergh Field, CA (SAN)$46275
56Blue Grass, KY (LEX)$46379
57Indianapolis International, IN (IND)$46364
58Tulsa International, OK (TUL)$46376
59Adams Field, AR (LIT)$46473
60Los Angeles International, CA (LAX)$46559
61Memphis International, TN (MEM)$46747
62San Antonio International, TX (SAT)$46838
63Raleigh-Durham International, NC (RDU)$46880
64Lambert-St Louis International, MO (STL)$47144
65Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL)$47266
66Austin-Bergstrom International, TX (AUS)$47260
67Albany International, NY (ALB)$47579
68McCarran International, NV (LAS)$47667
69Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, OH (CVG)$47955
70Wichita Mid-Continent, KS (ICT)$48026
71Kansas City International, MO (MCI)$48274
72Minneapolis-St Paul International, MN (MSP)$48261
73New Orleans International, LA (MSY)$48235
74Jacksonville International, FL (JAX)$48385
75Seattle – Tacoma International, WA (SEA)$48591
76Sacramento International Airport, CA (SMF)$48872
77Baltimore/Washington International, MD (BWI)$49389
78Pittsbrugh International, PA (PIT)$49546
79Tampa International, FL (TPA)$49550
80Nashville International, TN (BNA)$50653
81Port Columbus International, OH (CMH)$50843
82Northwest Arkansas Regional, AR (XNA)$508N/A
83Cleveland-Hopkins International, OH (CLE)$51193
84San Francisco International, CA (SFO)$51790
85Norfolk International, VA (ORF)$51987
86Phoenix Sky Harbor International, AZ (PHX)$59992
87Anchorage International, AK (ANC)$532101
88Logan International, MA (BOS)$53869
89Birmingham International, AL (BHM)$54396
90Kahului, HI (OGG)$54498
91Atlanta International, GA (ATL)$54645
92Albuquerque International, NM (ABQ)$55940
93Newark International, NJ (EWR)$56668
94Charlotte/Douglas International, NC (CLT)$57148
95John F. Kennedy International, NY (JFK)$58097
96Standiford Field, KY (SDF)$58754
97Salt Lake City International, UT (SLC)$58984
98Southwest Florida International, FL (RSW)$60347
99Miami International, FL (MIA)$61878
100Washington Dulles International, (IAD)$65295
101Honolulu International, HI (HNL)$689100

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