2014 Airport Affordability Index

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For the fourth year, we’ve pulled data and crunched the numbers to come up with our Annual Airport Affordability Index to help you in your quest to get the best flight deals.

The index, which uses average plane ticket prices our site users found during the month of August 2014 to rank 20 of the most popular airports in Canada, gives travellers a glimpse into the cheapest departure and arrival points.

As always, we recommend you to do your homework as deals can pop up anywhere. Our rankings provide travellers with a way of seeing how nearby airports measure up and serve as a handy baseline for savvy travellers planning their next departure or destination.

These rankings fluctuate year to year and prices can change frequently (and dramatically) along routes, but as always, there are a few key takeaways: do your research, check out all your options and, if you can, be flexible with your travel plans — it could yield significant savings!

Take a look at the full list:



Average Airfare

Last year’s rank

1 Kelowna (YLW) C$308 2
2 Victoria International (YYJ) C$344 4
3 Bellingham International, WA (BLI) C$353 1
4 Saskatoon (YXE) C$434 11
5 Winnipeg International (YWG) C$441 7
6 Regina (YQR) C$462 9
7 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, MI (DTW) C$482 5
8 Mcdonald-Carter International (YOW) C$484 8
9 Calgary International (YYC) C$484 15
10 Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL) C$486 13
11 Buffalo Niagara International, NY (BUF) C$489 6
12 St John’s (YYT) C$508 20
13 Edmonton International (YEG) C$510 12
14 Quebec City Jean Lesage (YQB)/td> C$513 10
15 Moncton (YQM) C$525 3
16 Halifax International (YHZ) C$533 18
17 Vancouver International (YVR) C$539 19
18 Burlington International (BTV) C$541 N/A
19 Hamilton (YHM) C$550 N/A
20 Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ) C$555 17

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2014 Airport Affordability Index was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by Brittany Dietz
Author: Brittany Dietz (276 posts)

Brittany has travelled to London, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Mexico, The Caribbean, Canada and all over the U.S. She's passionate about travel and has big plans for future trips! Brittany is a Content and Social Media Executive at Cheapflights.