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Charlotte Douglas average airfare drops slightly

The average cost of a round-trip ticket for a domestic flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport fell less than one percent in the second quarter compared to one year ago, according to federal data released Wednesday.

Passengers paid an average of $405.58 for a domestic, round-trip ticket from Charlotte Douglas, down 0.7 percent from the second quarter of last year. Charlotte Douglas ranked as the 34th most expensive airport to fly from out of the nation’s top 100 airports.

The average price for a ticket from Charlotte Douglas was down 16.5 percent compared to the same quarter in 2000, adjusted for inflation. But the ticket price doesn’t include fees that have proliferated since 2008, such as fees for checked bags and seats with extra legroom.

The average domestic, round-trip ticket was $377.56 nationally. Charlotte Douglas’ cost was 7.4 percent higher than that average.

Charlotte Douglas is US Airways’ busiest hub, with the carrier accounting for almost 90 percent of daily flights. The cost to fly from Charlotte Douglas was on the high end for a US Airways hub: Tickets at Washington Reagan National averaged $367.24, and tickets at Phoenix Sky Harbor International averaged $346.86. Tickets at Philadelphia International Airport averaged $405.65, almost the same as Charlotte Douglas.

The most expensive airport out of the top 100 in the U.S. was again in Huntsville, Ala., where domestic, round-trip tickets averaged $547.49. The least expensive was Atlantic City, with an average of $159.41.

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