An airport affordability index released this week by a travel website ranked Fresno as one of the most affordable airports in the country.
Fresno was ranked no. 3 in cheapflight.com's 2013 Airport Affordability Index. The index ranks 101 of the country's most popular airports, both big and small.
Long Beach Airport, which was no. 2 last year, moved up to the top spot.
South Carolina's Myrtle Beach was second.
Burlington, Vermont and Oakland International Airport round out the top five.
The website reports that the lesson learned here is, be flexible and give smaller, regional airports a shot.