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These 6 US airports have seen the biggest increase in airfares, according to a new report


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Costs are always on the mind of travelers. We always have to take into account a variety of expenses before packing our bags.

Airfare is usually the biggest hurdle to jump in terms of budget, unless you go for the latter. boujee getaway to the best all-inclusive resorts.

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So you could break the bank on your stay instead of your flight. For those flying from the following 6 airports, you may experience a significant increase in airfare this year.

A recent report from FinanceBuzzshowed how airfare has been affected so far in 2023 by comparing data from 2022 and the US Department of Transportation (DOT).

They looked at the 45 busiest airports in the US and determined the following 6 airports have shown the largest increase in airfares:

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Travelers looking to visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes they might doubt themselves after seeing these numbers.

plane from the country of the sun in MSP

This airport was ranked 30th last year in terms of affordable airports, but has dropped to 35th place by 2023.

The average price of airfare from MSP is $408.51. This is about a $70 difference compared to what the flights cost last year.

Ironically, MSP is the main center of a low cost carrier which flies to many popular sunny destinations.

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Those looking for a Florida getaway can opt for another airport instead of flying into TPA. Like Minneapolis, Tampa also dropped 5 places in affordability rankings compared to last year.

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tampa airport entrance

Believe it or not, TPA was in the top 5 most affordable airports. This year, they remain in the top 10 by a hair, just ahead of Love Field by less than a dollar.

The average flight costs $328.84, with an increase in price of $57.96 compared to 2022. Maybe that’s why Tom Brady finally retired after all.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

One of the largest metropolises in America is home to 2 airports. ORD, or commonly known as O’Hare, is the larger of the 2, with many more flight options.

plane at o'hare airport

More flight options do not equate to less cost, at least in this case. O’Hare has seen significant increases in flight prices this year.

Chicago’s largest airport currently ranks 20th in terms of affordability, but last year it ranked 14th.

That means O’Hare is down 6 spots due to the $63.31 change in average airfare, which is $373.01 according to the report.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Georgia’s largest city is home to one of the busiest airports in the United States, serving as a major hub. Just under 94 million passengers went through ATL last year!

interior of atlanta airport

Again, busy or large doesn’t equate to less cost in this case either. Last year, Atlanta was ranked 23rd in the US for affordable airports.

Now, they are down 7 places in 30th place. The average airfare this year is $393.80, up to $65.81 starting in 2022.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Everything is bigger in Texas, especially airfare in this case. Dallas-Fort Worth has seen one of the largest increases in airfares of the 45 busiest airports in the United States.

So whether you’re coming here to experience Dallas, Fort Worth, or both, you might want to think twice before you hit that « buy » button.

dallas skyline

Unlike Dallas’ sister airport, Love Field, which ranks 11th overall for affordability, DFW sits at the bottom of the barrel at 40th.

The average airfare is $420.36, an increase of $82.12 on average compared to last year. Those looking to fly to or from Central Texas can check out Southwest, Love Field’s main carrier.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

The third unofficial New York City airport has experienced the largest increase in airfares of any airport in the US. That would be Newark, New Jersey to be politically correct.

Serving as a loophole to primarily serve as a gateway to New York City, Newark is not the most convenient option due to its location and cost of airfare.

Transfer to Newark Airport

The average airfare this year is $403.22, with a difference of $71.53 in 2022. That explains why they fell 9 places to 34th overall in affordable airports.

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