The average airfaire at Dayton continues to be higher than other regional airports, but Cincinnati and Columbus airfares continue to drop below national averages.
Dayton aiport’s domestic average airfare was $425.04 during the fourth quarter of 2018, the 10th most expensive of the top 100 airports in the United States, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
»BIZ BEAT: Owner of Kay Jewelers, Jared plans more than 150 closures
Meanwhile, neighboring Cincinnati and Columbus have seen airfares drop over the past several years. Cincinnati’s average domestic airfare was $334.32, nearly $25 less than the national average of $359.30. The fares have also dropped from $551.57 five years ago, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Columbus has seen similar trends, with its average domestic airfare dropping to $354.95 from $395.15 five years ago.
»RELATED: Kroger launches autonomous vehicle delivery in new city
Cincinnati has seen dropping flight costs as it attracts new low-cost carriers. Conversely, as Dayton has lost low-cost flight options, costs have been on the rise. Southwest airlines pulled service in the summer of 2017 and Allegiant recently announced that its flights through the Dayton Airport would become seasonal.
FIVE FAST READS
• Prominent Oakwood boutique set to close
• $3 a gallon gas could be on the horizon sooner than you think
•Dayton Mall launches new family-friendly entertainment option
• Ohio Senate panel OKs 6-cent hike in gas tax
About the Author