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  • February 19, 2020
    The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.1% more workers in December 2019 than in December 2018:December’s 453,976 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was the highest employment total since March 2003 (458,598 FTEs). December was the 74th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.
  • February 19, 2020
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its February 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of December 2019 and calendar year 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at On-Time PerformanceFor the full year 2019, marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.0%, a slightly lower rate than 79.2% in 2018
  • February 13, 2020
    U.S. airlines carried an estimated 78.6 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in January 2020, reaching a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) first estimate, up 0.1% from the December second estimate.BTS estimated 68.9 million domestic passengers and 9.7 million international passengers on U.S. airlines flights in January. The domestic passenger numbers were a seasonally-adjusted all-time high.U.S. airline traffic reports are filed monthly with BTS. See the tables that accompany this release on the BTS website for summary data since 2016 (Tables 1-24) and complete data since 2000.This release is a statistical estimate for December 2019 and January 2020 based on U.S. airlines reported data through November. The estimates for January that are based on November data do not account for the travel impacts of the coronavirus. BTS will release a second estimate of U.S. airlines January air traffic on March 12, followed by a release of the reported data on April 16.
  • February 12, 2020
    The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.9% in December from November, falling for the second consecutive month to its lowest level since August 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).For the year, the index fell 0.8% from December 2018 to December 2019, the first annual decline since 2015. The decline in 2019 followed a rise of 2.9% from December 2017 to December 2018 (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).In the fourth quarter of 2019, the freight TSI fell 1.0%, the second consecutive quarterly decline. It was the largest decline in any quarter since the fourth quarter of 2015 when the index fell 2.2% (Table 10).  
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    January 30, 2020
    Thursday, January 30, 2020 - National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a guide to historical national-level transportation trends was updated today.