Airfares Are Down In Most U.S. Markets, But Some Pay More Or Get Less

By | November 6, 2015

Airfares around the United States generally are falling compared with last year, but exceptions include some pretty big markets. Even where prices aren't rising, years of capacity reductions in some places mean much less choice, fewer nonstop destinations and lower overall value. This forces travel buyers to rethink their air contracting strategies. Where the loss of air service is extreme, there's also an impact on local economies. It figures in as businesses consider where to expand. Meeting planners prefer markets with better lift.

Airline consolidation is a culprit. Former hubs . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel with after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.