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Airfare app predicts cheapest rates in 7 years

Airfares will be cheaper than they have been since 2009. (Source: WTVM) Airfares will be cheaper than they have been since 2009. (Source: WTVM)
Average fares predicted during the summer will range from a peak of 240 dollars in June, and then drop to 211 dollars by August. (Source: hopper.com) Average fares predicted during the summer will range from a peak of 240 dollars in June, and then drop to 211 dollars by August. (Source: hopper.com)

(WTVM) – Listen up summer travelers, you are in luck! Airfares will be cheaper than they have been since 2009.

According to the airfare prediction app "Hopper." The app predicts fares for advanced-purchase tickets will likely be down about 12 percent compared to last summer, and down 20 percent from two years ago.

The app predicts average fares during the summer will range from a peak of 240 dollars in June, and then drop to 211 dollars by August.

Lower jet fuel prices are a big part of why plane tickets are so cheap.

Click here for the full report and to view an interactive map comparing prices state-by-state.

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