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Ranked: These Are The Cheapest And Most Expensive Airports In The U.S.

Unfortunately, flying in and out of New York City is more expensive for travelers than at any other city in the US. All three of New York’s airports (JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark) were named in the top five most expensive airports in the U.S. report.

“If you’re a New Yorker, the frontrunners may not be so surprising,” according to Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj, editorial director for The CEOWORLD magazine. “New York is once of the most expensive city, in general, to fly out of,” Dr. Amarendra Bhushan said

Newark Liberty International Airport was named the most expensive airport in the US, according to a report by travel site The Points Guy, JFK came in second in the country, with LaGuardia being fifth. Dulles International Airport ranked third most expensive, followed by San Francisco International Airport (4).

The most affordable airports were McCarran International in Las Vegas (No. 1), Orlando International (No. 2), and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (No. 3). Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport ranked fourth most affordable, followed by Oakland International Airport (5).

The most expensive airports in the U.S.

  1. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) (Newark, New Jersey)
  2. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) (New York City, New York)
  3. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) (Dulles, Virginia)
  4. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) (San Francisco, California)
  5. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) (New York City, New York)
  6. Salt Lake City International (SLC) (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  7. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) (Houston, Texas)
  8. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  9. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  10. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) (Hennepin County, Minnesota)
  11. O’Hare International Airport (ORD) (Chicago, Illinois)
  12. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) (Detroit, Michigan)
  13. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) (Atlanta, Georgia)
  14. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) (Dallas and Tarrant counties, Texas)
  15. Bradley International Airport in Hartford (BDL) (Windsor Locks, Connecticut)
  16. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) (Austin, Texas)
  17. St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) (St. Louis, Missouri)
  18. Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) (Chicago, Illinois)
  19. Kansas City International Airport (MCI) (Kansas City, Missouri)
  20. John Wayne Airport (SNA) (Santa Ana, California)
  21. John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) (Columbus, Ohio)
  22. Indianapolis International Airport (IND) (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  23. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) (Arlington, Virginia)
  24. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) (Phoenix, Arizona)
  25. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) (Honolulu, Hawaii)

To determine the most expensive and affordable airports in the United States, TPG looked at the most common costs at the largest airports across the country, researching average price of domestic airfare, the price of baggage-cart rental and parking fees.

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The most affordable airports in the U.S.

  1. McCarran International Airport (LAS) (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  2. Orlando International Airport (MCO) (Orlando, Florida)
  3. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  4. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) (San Jose, California)
  5. Oakland International Airport (OAK) (Oakland, California)
  6. Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) (Dallas, Texas)
  7. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) (Baltimore, Maryland)
  8. Tampa International Airport (TPA) (Tampa, Florida)
  9. Miami International Airport (MIA) (Miami, Florida)
  10. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) (Kenner, Louisiana)
  11. Sacramento International Airport (SMF) (Sacramento, California)
  12. Nashville International Airport (BNA) (Nashville, Tennessee)
  13. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) (Cleveland, Ohio)
  14. Portland International Airport (PDX) (Portland, Oregon)
  15. Denver International Airport (DEN) (Denver, Colorado)
  16. Logan International Airport (BOS) (Boston, Massachusetts)
  17. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) (Hebron, Kentucky)
  18. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) (Morrisville, North Carolina)
  19. William P. Hobby Airport in Houston (HOU) (Houston, Texas)
  20. San Diego International Airport (SAN) (San Diego, California)
  21. San Antonio International Airport (SAT) (San Antonio, Texas)
  22. General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  23. Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  24. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) (Seattle, Washington)
  25. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) (Los Angeles, California)

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Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.