Sometimes what the news has to say is no secret. I caught a news article in several arenas lately talking about how expensive it is to fly to Madison, Wisconsin. Surprise me not!
When returning to Wisconsin, Madison is our first choice if at all possible because the city was once home and is closer to relatives. But according to this article, flying to Madison is the third most expensive city one can fly to in the U.S.
The Dane County Regional Airport had the nation’s third-highest average daily airfare among the top 100 airports during the first quarter of 2008, according to a report this week by the federal Transportation Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
The Madison airport, which ranks 98th based on the volume of originating passengers, had an average daily fare of $454.91, which also was more than $100 higher than average fares at the competing Milwaukee and Chicago O’Hare airports. The average daily fare at all of the 100 largest airports was $332.