Report: Denver air fares fell from 2000 to 2010 |

Report: Denver air fares fell from 2000 to 2010

Denver Post

DENVER (AP) – Statistics compiled by the federal government show airline passengers flying out of Denver paid on average one-third less in 2010 than in 2000.

The Denver Post reports that passengers departing from Denver International paid an average of $294 in the second quarter of this year, compared with $442 in the same period of 2000.

The report says Denver fares are now $47 below the national average.

University of Denver finance professor Mac Clouse says the return of low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines to DIA in 2006 helped.

He says Frontier Airlines’ return to financial health allowed it to be competitive, which also helped lower prices.

Republic Airways acquired Frontier last year after Frontier emerged from bankruptcy protection.

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