Airfare for August travel dipped slightly in the US. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ istock.com/ egorych)
According to stats compiled by the Airlines Reporting Corp, travellers paid an average of $456 for their roundtrip domestic flight during the month of August, compared to $473 in July.
Ticket prices were also down 2 percent compared to the month of August the year before.
Despite the slightly lower fares, stats also showed that the value of sales increased to $7.4 billion this August, compared to $7.1 billion the same period last year.
The report looked at airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies only.
Likewise, more travellers took to US skies this August than last year: The number of passenger trips increased 4 percent to 23,076,905 this year, compared to 22,130,120 in August 2016.
Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.