April 6, 2011
An article running this weekend in the New York Times Magazine names Jacksonville International Airport as one of the cheapest airport to fly out of in the country.
Nate Silver, who runs the blog www.fivethirtyeight.com for the Times, lists Jacksonville as one most inexpensive airports in the country. The article has not yet posted online, but Silver previews what he'll be writing on his blog, which can be found here.
Florida does every well. With Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa also making the list of inexpensive airports. Silver suggests in his article that the state's desire to attract tourists plays a role in the low fares.
Airport listed among the most overpriced include Atlanta, New York, Houston, Dallas, Cleveland and Washington D.C.