Study puts CLE in the top ten for affordable air travel

Study puts CLE in the top ten for affordable air travel

A new report puts Cleveland Hopkins International Airport among the top ten most affordable airports. released their annual Airport Affordability Report last week.

Hopkins jumped from 66th on the list in 2014 to the number eight spot this year.

The annual report looks at average airfares travelers found on during the month of June to a mix of popular domestic and international destinations.

According to the report, the average airfare out of CLE is $278.

"In the past, CLE was not thought of as an affordable option for Cleveland area residents. But we've added three new low cost and ultra-low cost airlines here at CLE since last year," said Airport Director Ricky Smith. "The additional service has increased competition with the passengers benefiting the most. Now we can say we're the most affordable airport in Northern Ohio."

The number one airport on the list is also in Ohio: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

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