The one thing that has become constant about airfares is that they are constantly changing.
The COVID-19 pandemic, consumer demand for travel and fuel prices are just some factors that consistently impact the cost of air travel. That makes it a challenge for passengers to anticipate how much it’ll cost to take a vacation, visit friends and relatives, or make a business trip.
Using data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, BetMaryland.com – your source for the best Maryland sports betting promos – ranked the states and the District of Columbia based on approximate average domestic airline itinerary fares by origin city for 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.
The airfares at the Bureau of Transportation website are reported based on individual cities, and obviously the cities within a given state are of varying sizes. We averaged out the fares by city, then ranked the states accordingly.
Here are the results:
Given those parameters, BetMaryland.com calculations ranked Maryland No. 11 in lowest airfare among the 50 states and D.C., for the time period examined. The average fare per airport in the home of Maryland sports betting was $387.39.
The state with the lowest approximate average airfare for the period measured was Delaware. With limited service at its one airport, in Wilmington, the figure there was $139.25.
At the other end of the airfare spectrum was Alaska, with an approximate average airfare of $655.85.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics included three cities in Maryland for the purpose of airfare statistics: Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI airport code), Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY) and Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR).
Hagerstown had the state’s lowest average airfare at just over $150 for the first quarter of 2023; Salisbury was highest at $702.52 and BWI was in the middle at $352.31. The fares were similar for 2022.
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