Feds: Newark Liberty Most Expensive Airport In Nation

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Travelers in New Jersey looking for cheaper airfares should head south.

The federal Transportation Statistics Bureau said Atlantic City International Airport offered the lowest average domestic fares between October and December 2010.

Newark Liberty International Airport remained the nation’s most expensive, with average ticket prices of $461.

Spirit Airlines offered average fares of $156 out of Atlantic City.

Rising fuel costs helped drive up average ticket prices nationwide 5.2 percent to $337 during the fourth quarter.

Spokesman Steve Lott of the Air Transport Association told The Star-Ledger of Newark fares at Newark Liberty could see a reduction following the arrival of Southwest Airlines.

Given the high price tag, do you think taking flights from Newark Liberty is a good value? Leave a comment below…

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One Comment

  1. Kevin says:

    Newark is one of the poorest excuses for an airport I have ever seen. And it is supposed to be the best of all three NYC airports? Shows what you NY losers will put up with.

  2. NotoriousOne~ says:

    How is it that Newark Liberty is considered an ‘international’ airport yet they operate like they’re a regional type of airport and charge exorbitant fees for their flights? They should be competing w/ JFK to get some of the flight revenues. Instead, flyers like me, live in NJ but would rather take the travel to JFK to pay considerably less on my ticket.

    1. Chet says:

      What are you talking about? Newark is one of the busiest airports in the nation with the most international flights in the New York/New Jersey area due to Continental (now United) Airlines. Not to mention, they fly all over the country from Newark. How could you possible call that regional?

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