Study: Dane County Regional Airport is tied for highest average fare

According to a study by Smart Asset analyzing airfare price increases nationally and across the 100 busiest airports, Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) is tied for the highest average fare of $526. Washington Dulles International Airport and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport had average airfares of $526 and $503, respectively. Airline prices increased nationwide by 21% between the first and second quarters of 2022, with the average cost of a flight increasing from $328 to $397.