Airports - most and least expensive

The US Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases lists of the major US airports that have the most expensive and cheapest average fares for domestic travelers to fly into or out of. Along with their average fares for the second quarter of 2008, here they are:

The most expensive airports:
  1.   Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
        (Hebron, Kentucky): $594.99
  2.   Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
        (Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina): $568.25
  3.   McGhee Tyson Airport
        (Knoxville, Tennessee): $524.11
  4.   Dane County Regional Airport
        (Madison, Wisconsin): $468.37
  5.   Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        (Grand Rapids, Michigan): $461.23
  6.   Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        (Fresno, California): $460.48
  7.   Des Moines International Airport
        (Des Moines, Iowa): $454.40
  8.   Harrisburg International Airport
        (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania): $448.24
  9.   San Francisco International Airport
        (San Francisco, California): $439.34
  10.   Newark Liberty International Airport
        (Newark, New Jersey): $436.53
The cheapest airports
  1.   Dallas Love Field Airport
        (Dallas, Texas): $220.81
  2.   Bob Hope Airport
        (Burbank, California): $252.01
  3.   William P. Hobby Airport
        (Houston, Texas): $255.58
  4.   Chicago Midway International Airport
        (Chicago, Illinois): $256.73
  5.   Oakland International Airport
        (Oakland, California): $257.30
  6.   Long Island MacArthur Airport
        (Ronkonkoma, New York): $259.23
  7.   Orlando International Airport
        (Orlando, Florida): $262.63
  8.   Long Beach Airport
        (Long Beach, California): $263.13
  9.   McCarran International Airport
        (Las Vegas, Nevada): $266.34
  10.   Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
        (Fort Lauderdale, Florida): $273.17

Several of the most affordable airports are alternate airports. An alternate airport is usually a smaller, secondary airport as opposed to a city's major international airport. Sometimes, there's a third, secret airport: Chicago's, for example, isn't even in Illinois. It's in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Just look at the license plates in the parking lot at General Mitchell International Airport.

(Source: Peter Greenberg: Tough Times, Great Travels)

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