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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.

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.

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.

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.

Super Bowl Boosts Phoenix Airport Rental Rates

With the help of Jim Tennant of The Tennant Group and Michael Meyer of Rate-Highway, we took a look at recent rental car quotes at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) to see what effect the Super Bowl crowds had on rates.

Flat Airport Rental Rates Continue in September

In September’s 50-city survey, rate quotes for the top 50 airports were down 0.6% from a year ago, the second consecutive month with a drop from last year. Washington D.C.’s Reagan National Airport had the highest average quote at $76.64.

Portland Tops August Airport Rental Rates

In August’s 50-city survey, rate quotes for the top 50 airports were down 4.7% from a year ago. The Northwest region had the highest rates, with Portland International Airport’s average quote at $75.52.