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Third Quarter Average Fares Fell 1%

Contact: Valerie Wise, Air Service Development & Marketing Manager |

ICT had the only fare decrease in the region

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics released its third quarter 2019 average fare report, showing average fares at Wichita Eisenhower Airport fell 1% from the third quarter 2018. Wichita had the only fare decrease in the region. The inflation-adjusted average fare was $392.52 compared to $395.13. (Average fares are based on domestic itinerary fares, round-trip or one-way for which no return is purchased.)

In Q3 2000, the inflation-adjusted average fare in Wichita was $625.03, 37% higher than today's fare. Wichita's fare is now in line with regional fares thanks to increased competition, particularly from low-fare airlines. Lower fares and new destinations have stimulated travel demand over the last seven years.

Wichita is served by seven airlines to 13 nonstop destinations.

Inflation Adjusted
Avg. Q3-2019 Fare
Avg. Q3 2018 Fare
Q3 2019 –
Q3 2018
Avg. Q3 2000 Fare
Q3 2019 –
Q3 2000
Wichita $392.52 $395.13 -$2.62 -1% $625.03 -$232.51 -37%
US Average$345.09$349.31-$4.22-1%$499.12-$154.03-31%
Oklahoma City$389.72$388.07$1.640%$461.59-$71.87-16%
Des Moines$386.60$377.78$8.822%$644.38-$257.78-40%
Kansas City$360.09$349.53$10.563%$413.35-$53.26-13%
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