Denver Airfares Have Dropped 45 Percent Since DIA Opening In 1995

Dated: 04/30/2017

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Adjusted for inflation to 2016 numbers, domestic airfares from Denver averaged $570.90 in 1995 - DIA's first year of operation.  Today the average airfare is $311.95 - a 45% drop.  The year before DIA opened average airfares were $666.99.  The addition of Frontier Airlines with Denver as a hub in 1994 and the arrival and subsequent large expansion of Southwest Airlines in 2006 have greatly increased competition from the Mile High City bringing a corresponding dramatic drop in airfare.  Fares have dropped on average 25% since Southwest Airlines first moved into DIA.  Of the 6 busiest airports in the United States, Denver had the cheapest average airfares in the last quarter of 2016 -- the most recent figures.  


While these figures represent average domestic fares, two new international airlines will soon be using DIA.  Norwegian Airlines, a low cost carrier, will compete with British Airways on direct flights to London - likely bringing the cost of heading over the Atlantic Ocean cheaper.  Last week, Copa Airlines, based in Panama, announced a direct Denver - Panama City, Panama flight.  These new airlines increasing competition and routes from Denver show DIA's importance not only as a domestic airport, but also increasingly on the international stage.


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