Study Shows PTI Fares Dropped Last Year

Study Shows PTI Fares Dropped Last Year

11:24am Jan 16, 2020
EMILY MCCORD/WFDD

Domestic airfares at Piedmont Triad International Airport dropped just over 6.2 percent for the 12-month period ending in September of 2019. That’s according to a U.S. Department of Transportation survey.

PTI announced in a news release that their analysis of the survey found fares at the airport ranked favorably among peer airports in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

PTI’s airfares were second-lowest out of North Carolina’s three largest airports. Only Raleigh-Durham fares were lower.

Kevin Baker is the Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority.  Baker attributes the lower pricing in part to low-fare carriers Allegiant and Spirit Airlines. He also credits an increased number of seats available from most airlines.

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