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Why Fly?

When shopping for airfares, you'll notice fares from Wyoming airports can be more expensive. But once you factor in costs for driving, parking, tolls, and lost time for traveling; it can add up to big savings to fly out of your local Wyoming airport. Factor in unknown traffic and weather conditions to your drive and the value of flying locally is appreciable. Flying locally is the best way to support the retention and growth of local air service and helps support jobs.

 

Driving vs. Flying 

 

Driving
Gillette to Rapid City

Flying
Out of Gillette

Air Fare:

Average Round Trip 2014 Fare

$458

$498

Miles:

282

10

Cost to Drive

(Miles Round Trip X IRS Mileage Rate $0.56)

$157.92

$5.60

Parking (5 days):

$40.00

FREE

Total Cost:

$655.92

$503.60

Travel Time to Airport

Assuming Perfect Conditions

4 1/2 hrs 

15 min

Savings by Flying From Gillette

$153.32 / 4 hrs 15 min

 

 

Driving
Casper to Denver

Flying
Out of Casper

Air Fare:

Average Round Trip 2014 Fare

$337

$460

Miles:

568

20

Cost to Drive

(Miles Round Trip X IRS Mileage Rate $0.56)

$318.08

$11.20

Parking (5 days):

$40.00

$25.00

Tolls:

$14.00

$0.00

Total Cost:

$709.08

$496.20

Travel Time to/From Airport

Assuming Perfect Conditions + 30 mins parking shuttle @ DEN

10 hrs

45 mins

Savings by Flying From Casper

$212.88 / 9 hrs 15 min

 
 

Driving
Rock Springs

to Salt Lake City

Flying
Out of Rock Springs

Air Fare:

Average Round Trip 2014 Fare

$410

$475

Miles:

376

20

Cost to Drive

(Miles Round Trip X IRS Mileage Rate $0.56)

$210.56

$11.20

Parking (5 days):

$40.00

FREE

Total Cost:

$660.56

$486.20

Travel Time to Airport

Assuming Perfect Conditions + 30 mins parking shuttle @ SLC

7 hrs

30 mins

 

Savings by Flying From Rock Springs

$174.36 / 6 hrs 30 min

 

Air fare data is based on average round trip from U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. 

Mileage is round trip, measured from city center to terminal. 

Mileage rate is based on 2014 IRS Standard Mileage Rate for operation and depreciation.

Tolls are standard E-470 2015 rates from I-25 to Pena Blvd Exit.

Travel time is based on Google Maps calculated time from city center, with no traffic and with 30 minutes added each way for parking shuttle wait and transit time at Denver International Airport and Salt Lake City International Airport.