Sky Talk

A closer look at DFW and Love Field airfares


A 25 percent drop in airfares from Dallas Love Field to Atlanta.

A 17 percent drop in airfares from Dallas/Fort Worth to Chicago O’Hare airport.

Earlier this week in this article, I took a deep dive into the Bureau of Transportation Statistics latest airfare data set for the second quarter of 2015.

And to no one’s surprise, the data showed that airfares at both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth Airport have declined significantly on routes added after the Wright Amendment restrictions were lifted in late 2014.

Here’s a nifty interactive that the Star-Telegram’s Mark Hoffer designed.

And for the aviation geeks, who really like numbers, here’s the raw chart that I compiled from the BTS data that shows the average airfare changes on each new nonstop route introduced at Dallas Love Field and the comparison route at DFW.