The cost of flying isn’t getting any cheaper from the ticket prices to the crazy bag fees. This new report from CheapFlights.com about the cheapest airports in America can help you figure out how to save a few more dollars on your trip.
The airports on this list don’t include any of the major hubs which are known to be much more expensive due to international terminals and increased infrastructure. The airports listed are mostly smaller airports within driving distance from major metro areas with California having five on the list followed by Pennsylvania with two. The overall cheapest airport in the United States was listed as Bop Hope Airport located in Burbank, CA which is about a 45 minute drive from Los Angeles. The airport had an average fare of $221 which beats the second place, Long Beach Airport, by $29.
The list has changed slightly from year to year with the two top airports switching spots atop the leaderboard. Look through the top ten cheapest below. You can find the entire list of the top 101 airports ranked by average airfare through one of the links to the CheapFlights.com affordability index.
1. Bob Hope Airport, CA
2. Long Beach Airport, CA
3. Fresno Yosemite International, CA
4. Harrisburg International Airport, PA
5. Lehigh Valley International Airport, PA
6. John Wayne Airport, CA
7. Westchester County White Plains, NY
8. Oakland International, CA
9. Chicago Midway, IL
10. Bellingham International, WA
The rankings of the cheapest airports was compiled as part of an “Airport Affordability Index” which is done yearly by CheapFlights. They take all of the data they receive from bookings and those checking on flights to figure out which airports are the overall cheapest. The list doesn’t seem to take in account other fees like local taxes and fees which may change the list slightly but you can still see which airports are the overall cheapest around. So what do you think? What’s the cheapest airport you’ve flown out of?