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135.8 September 2021, + 3.2 pts from September 2020
$397B 3rd Quarter 2021, + $76B from Q3 2020
1.53M October 2021, +60K from Oct. 2020
267B September 2021, +20B from September 2020
465K October 2021, +74K from October 2020
234M September 2021, +52M from September 2020

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U.S. Airlines’ October 2021 Fuel Use Increases 4.4% from September, Remains 17% Lower than Pre-Pandemic October 2019

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released U.S. airlines’ October Fuel Cost and Consumption numbers. U.S. airlines used 1.28 billion gallons of fuel, 4.4% more fuel than in September but 17.3% less than in pre-pandemic October 2019. At $2.23, the cost per gallon of fuel in October 2021 was up 12.1% from September’s $1.99.