Where Michigan Ranks Nationally For Airfare Prices
Our window for summer vacations is nearing and end, but flying somewhere is often on the minds of Americans year-round.
Folks in Michigan are no exception.
National Cheap Flight Day is Aug. 23, so BetMichigan.com took a break from our continuing Michigan online casinos analysis to check out which cities have the most affordable outbound flights, on average.
Cheapest States For Flying
BetMichigan.com – your source for the best Michigan casino bonuses – averaged the airfares out of each city, using numbers from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website. Then we averaged the cities in each state to come up with the cheapest (and most expensive) states to fly out of.
We ranked the states based on total average airfare at every airport in each state for the year 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.
Where Michigan Ranks For Airfare
Michigan is one of the most expensive states on our list, No. 40 out of 51 (the 50 states plus Washington D.C. were calculated) with an average of $515.44. The cheapest state was Delaware (average per airport of just over $139) and the most expensive was Alaska at $655.85.
The Great Lakes State, in addition to having legal, regulated Michigan casino apps, has 17 cities with airports listed. The Michigan airport with the lowest figure for average flight cost is Flint, at $282.92 for Q1 (January through March) in 2023 and $257.29 in the 2022 calendar year.
The priciest Michigan departure point on the list is Pellston Regional Airport in the far north of “The Mitten,” at $704.81 for Q1 2023 and $698.50 in 2022.
Nationally, the cheapest airport to fly out of was San Bernardino, California, at an average fare of $92.17 for the first three months of 2023, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website. The priciest average belonged to Cold Bay, Alaska, at $1,853.
The website also sorts airports by total number of domestic passengers for any period. In Michigan, no surprise, the busiest airport is Detroit Metro Airport (or DTW), ranking No. 19 in the country by 2022 passenger count.
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