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Air fares in Atlanta decline, following national trend

If you got a good deal on the last flight you booked, you’re not alone.

Average Atlanta domestic air fares are down significantly, according to the latest federal data, thanks to low fuel costs and competition from low-cost carriers like Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines.

The average domestic air fare in Atlanta was $373.26 in the first quarter of this year, down about 12.2 percent from a year earlier, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics this week.

To read about how much air fares have declined nationally and what Delta's response has been to the lower fares, read more on MyAJC.com.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.