Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Orleans airport cost leader

The New Orleans airport has the lowest average airfares of 10 airports in the Gulf Coast I-10 region. According to 1st quarter data from the Federal Aviation Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Louis Armstrong International (MSY) had an average fare of $324.90 -- the only airport in the region with a fare below the national average of $361.20. Pensacola International Airport (PNS) was second in the region with an average fare of $454.77, followed by Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) at $463.41, Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) at $472.22, Hattiesburg/Laurel Regional Airport (PIB) was $479.25, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) at $489.30, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) at $512.26, Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) at $554.86, Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) at $574.79, and Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) at $721.69. (Source: GCRL, 07/28/16) FAA release