published Monday, August 25th, 2014

Chattanooga Airport fares second cheapest in state, report says

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Chattanooga Airport has the second cheapest average air fares among the state’s major commercial airports, according to a website that tracks ticket prices.

The airport’s fares in June averaged $372, or No. 43 nationally, said

Only Memphis International Airport had a less expensive average fare — $342, or No. 27, according to the website.

Chattanooga Airport’s average ticket price was less than Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which was No. 73.

Terry Hart, the airport’s chief executive, said that Chattanooga boardings are increasing and airlines are making fares more competitive.

“We’re seeing more people originating [traveling] from Chattanooga,” he said.

Charleston International in South Carolina had the cheapest average fares at $191, the website said.

See more in Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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