Tagged 50-City Survey

January Airport Rates Continue Downward Trend

Airport rates in January dropped $3.87 compared to a year ago. The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway also took a look at the major eight rental brands’ average rate quotes over the last three years. National has held the highest rates for the most weeks over Hertz and Avis.

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December Rates Down Slightly to End Volatile Year

December airport rate quotes were down $1.02 nationwide from a year ago. With year-to-year comparisons from down $6.11 in January to up to $5.48 in September, the last three months of 2016 were relatively stable.

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November Rates Flat Over 2015

November rates are up $.05 over November 2015, while 12 months to November averaged a small $0.31 decrease.

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Flat Airport Rates Continue in October

After two months of significant rate quote increases over the previous year, airport rates for October were down $0.65 or about 1.5%, almost flat year-over-year. Rates turned down for the middle two weeks in October, but they were up again the last week of the month.

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September’s Airport Rates Increase Highest in Two Years

Airport rates for September are up $5.48 year-over-year, the largest increase since July 2014. But the weekly rates suggest it’s not yet a guarantee that rates are on a long-term upward trend: the rates were up mid-month and then flattened out the last two weeks.

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August Rates Rebound After Lackluster Summer

August rate quotes showed some strength, up $2.81 or 7% from August 2015. Hertz and National had the highest weekly average rates when comparing the eight major brands.

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Airport Rates Downturn Continues into July

After a decrease in June, July’s airport rates were down 60 cents from a year ago. Avis Budget Group and Hertz both expect flat or slightly higher pricing for the balance of 2016.

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Airport Rates Drop Slightly in June

After a small upturn in rate quotes for March, April, and May, airport rates dropped slightly (74 cents) in June. Summer rental rates may be impacted by England’s decision to leave the European Union; the euro and pound have already been weakened.

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Airport Rates Up Two Months in a Row

For the first time since July 2014, airport rates were up back-to-back months: in April at $0.59 and in May at $3.79. Denver had the highest average quote at $66.82 while San Diego had the lowest rate at $34.17.

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April Airport Rates Slightly Up

For the first time in five months, April airport rates were up — up $0.59 overall. The Northeast continued its large year-over-year declines while the Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest were up in the $4 to $5 range.

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Rate Declines Soften in March

In March, the average airport rate quote was only down 81 cents from March 2015, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. The Northeast region declined $11.71 year-over-year while the Midwest, Southwest, and Northwest regions were all up.

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February Airport Rates Slightly Down Year-Over-Year

In February, the average airport rate quote was only down $1.42 (2.8%) from February 2015, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. Rates in the Northwest and Midwest regions were up, while the Northeast was down $9.82.

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January Airport Rates Down in All Regions

In January, all five regions experienced drops in airport rates, but the Southeast and Northeast were both down by double digits, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. The average rate for January was down $6.11.

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Average Airport Rates Down $4.22 in 2015

In December, the average rate quotes were flat the first two weeks but dropped an average of $12 during the last two weeks of the month, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. The average rate for 2015 is down $4.22 from 2014.

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November Airport Rates Up After 18-Month Decline

The November 2015 average airport rate quote was up $1.31 from a year ago, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. This is only the fourth year-over-year increase since the 50-city survey started in June 2014.

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October Airport Rates Show Improvement

The October 2015 average rate quote decreased $1.60 from last year, but it’s the smallest decrease in several months, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. The rate quotes slightly increased during the last two weeks of October.

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September Airport Rates Down in All Regions

The September 2015 average rate quote decreased $5.92 from last year, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. All five U.S. regions saw a drop in rates.

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August Rates Continue Year-Long Downward Trend

The August 2015 average rate quote decreased $5.29 from last year, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway's 50-City rate survey. The quotes have been down an average of $2.93 in the past year.

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July Airport Rates Fall to Two-Year Low

The July 2015 average rate quote was down $18.44 from last year's abnormally high quotes, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. This month's rate survey also looked at the eight major rental brands over the last two years.

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June Rates Lower Than Past Two Years

The June 2015 average rate quote was down $4.85 from a year ago, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. Last year, a spike in recalls caused rates to increase from the third week of June and all of July, but they dropped by the last week of July.

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