Jet fuel prices averaging $2.63 a gallon

 - March 28, 2007, 12:10 PM

The average price of jet fuel in the U.S. is edging upward, according to two independent surveys. Within the lower 48 states, Fillup Flyer Fuel Finder ( reported that the average price in late March was $2.63 a gallon, up about 15 cents since January. The highest price found by Fuel Finder was $4.15 a gallon in the Southeast region. Meanwhile, AirNav figures ( show the national average (including Alaska) to be $2.53 a gallon in late March. The highest price found was $4.50 in Alaska, typically the state with the most expensive fuel.