Arnold Palmer Regional Airport among cheapest departure airports nationwide for its size

LATROBE, Pa. — The greater Pittsburgh metro is home to one of the cheapest regional departure airports in the nation.

That’s according to a new study from personal financial services website FinanceBuzz, which looked at the most and least expensive regional airports across the nation in terms of a given airport’s average airfare cost. To do so, it looked at 2020 airfare data from the U.S. Department of Transportation to compare domestic airfares by origin city. The fares were calculated based on the total ticket value which included any taxes and fees imposed at the time of purchase.

Per FinanceBuzz’s findings, Westmoreland County’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe logged an average airfare cost of $107.87, placing it as the second-least expensive regional airport in the country behind Provo Municipal Airport in Provo, Utah, which had an average airfare cost of $105.51. Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, rounded out the top three least-expensive regional airports nationwide with an average airfare cost of $114.94.

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