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Despite low-cost carriers, CVG still ranks first for highest airfare in nation

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Comparison of increases in average airfare costs at airports in Dayton, Louisville and Indianapolis. (FOX19 NOW) Comparison of increases in average airfare costs at airports in Dayton, Louisville and Indianapolis. (FOX19 NOW)

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport may have new low-cost carriers, but it still ranks the highest when it comes to most expensive airport in the nation for the third year in a row.

The average cost to fly out is $533, the latest federal statistics show.

Travelers have known this for years and drive to airports in nearby cities such as Dayton. But lately, Dayton International Airport isn't such a cheap escape.

The Bureau of Transportation just released third quarter figures ranking Dayton as the second highest increasing airport in the country. Fares shot up almost 10 percent, making the average price to fly out $434 .

Louisville also increased a bit to an average price of $422 per ticket.

Officials at these airports say higher costs are out of their control. They blame airlines for the increases.

The cheapest way to fly out of our area, according to the study, is now Indianapolis. Rates at the airport actually decreased per average flight to $417.

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