According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for airline fares are 3.11% lower in 2022 versus 2015 (a $3.11 difference in value).
Between 2015 and 2022: Airfare experienced an average inflation rate of -0.45% per year. In other words, airfare costing $100 in the year 2015 would cost $96.89 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.06% during this same period, inflation for airfare was significantly lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -5.03%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for airfare during the 2015-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), inflation for airfare was much lower.
Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Airfare, over time, for $100 beginning in 2015. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
|Year||USD Value||Inflation Rate|
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Airline fares: