The Air Travel Price Index, released last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation, rose 10.3 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year—the biggest year-to-year jump since the index numbers were first published in 1995. Among the 85 largest airline markets (ranked by passengers), the largest year-to-year fare index increase for the first quarter was 36.6 percent in Cincinnati, Ohio, followed by Greensboro/High Point, N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; ...

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