BWI ranked among airports with cheapest fares
Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport ranked 84th among 100 American airports in terms of average fares during the second quarter of this year, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
The average fare for the second quarter at BWI was $289.25, up 13.7 percent from the year before. That increase, only a little more than the national average of 13.1 percent, reflects increased demand and lower capacity compared with the depths of the recession in 2009.
The ranking reflects BWI's status as busy location for low-cost carriers such as Southwest Airlines and Air Tran, the No. 1 and No. 2 carriers at the airport.