Good news for NC travelers: Airline prices are dropping

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – If you’re planning on flying to your vacation destination this summer, you’re in luck.

Airline tickets are the cheapest since 2010, according to the Department of Transportation.

The average price of an airline ticket in the US dropped to $363 dollars. By June, prices are expected to drop to $240 dollars.

Jerry Vickers, Director of Pitt Greenville Airport, hopes the lower prices will make more people want to fly.

“We hope it will generate some additional traffic in the summer time-frame, June through August, which our traffic does peak over that period of time,” said Vickers.

Cheap oil, and low-cost carriers, like Spirit and Allegiant, are driving down prices. Experts say by September, the average round-trip ticket in the US could cost $207 dollars.

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