Airfare is surging, but PDX prices are soaring above other cities

Roundtrip flights out of Portland International Airport for the remainder of the summer were averaging $609 as of June 8.

PORTLAND, Ore. — America’s summer travel season is running headlong into the inflationary and supply-chain pressures upending many sectors of the economy — and it looks like passengers, particularly travelers on the West Coast, will be the ones footing the bill.

Recently released Consumer Price Index data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found airline prices increased 12.6% in May on a month-to-month basis. Compared to May 2021, average airfares had increased 37.8%.

According to data from Hopper Inc., a provider of online travel

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