With the help of Jim Tennant of The Tennant Group and Michael Meyer of Rate-Highway Inc., we are conducting rate surveys on a weekly basis and providing analysis and comments where appropriate. We publish this monthly recap in our electronic edition and more comprehensive looks in the print editions.
February 2017 continued the down trend of prices that we have seen since December. February’s average nationwide quote was down $4.49 from last February after decreases of $1.02 in December and $3.87 in January.
All regions were down, with the Northwest down $10.92 from its high average a year ago.
Of the top 50 airports surveyed, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) had the lowest average quote at $32.56 in February and Miami International Airport (MIA) had the lowest average over the last 12 months at $33.72. The highest February average quote was $58.58 at Southwest FloridaInternational Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers and the highest 12-month average of $65.18 was at Denver International Airport (DEN).