Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics show a rise in domestic airfares to match a continued increase in demand, reaching an average of $361 in the third quarter of 2011. This figure marks a 6.2% increase, up from $340, from 2010 results, although it flagged compared with the $370 average reached during the second quarter of last year. The higher airfare has generated positive results for airline profits.

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