News and Statistical Releases
May 6, 2021Topic: Commercial aviation, Topic: Economics, employment, and finance
U.S. airlines employed 713,035 workers in March 2021, 221 fewer than in February 2021 (713,256) and 42,060 fewer than in March 2020 (755,095).
The March industry numbers consist of 598,378 full-time and 114,657 part-time workers.
United Airlines reported 2,767 fewer employees in March than in February. Without United’s decrease, other airlines reported a combined increase in employees from February to March.
May 5, 2021Topic: Commercial aviation, Topic: Economics, employment, and finance, Topic: Energy and environment
May 3, 2021Topic: Commercial aviation, Topic: Economics, employment, and finance
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an annual 2020 after-tax net loss of $35.0 billion, declining after seven consecutive annual after-tax profits and a pre-tax operating loss of $46.5 billion, declining after 11 consecutive annual pre-tax profits. They reported a fourth-quarter 2020 after-tax net loss of $7.0 billion and a pre-tax operating loss of $9.7 billion. This is the fourth consecutive quarter of losses.
April 29, 2021Topic: Transportation general
April 28, 2021Topic: Economics, employment, and finance, Topic: Freight
For February 2021, total transborder freight between the U.S. and North American countries (Canada and Mexico) moved by all modes of transportation was valued at $95.9 billion, up 1.7% from January 2021 and down 0.1% from February 2020. Trucks moved $59.5 billion, down 2.7% from Jan. 2021, down 2.1% from Feb. 2020. Rail moved $12.8 billion, down 7.5% from Jan. 2021, down 10.8% from Feb. 2020.
April 23, 2021Topic: Economics, employment, and finance
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released U.S. airlines’ February Fuel Cost and Consumption numbers.
April 21, 2021Topic: Performance and operations
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its April 2021 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of February 2021. The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. The ATCR and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at...
April 21, 2021Topic: Freight
U.S. airlines carried 10% more cargo by weight in February 2021 (preliminary) than in February 2020. The rise was fueled by gains of 5% in domestic cargo and 24% in international cargo, according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 15 of the leading U.S. cargo airlines.
April 20, 2021Topic: Economics, employment, and finance
The 2020 average domestic itinerary air fare of $292 was the lowest inflation-adjusted annual fare since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics began collecting such records in 1995, down 19% from the previous low of $359 in 2019.
April 19, 2021Topic: Economics, employment, and finance
The 22 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.8% fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) in February 2021 than in January 2021: February’s total number of FTEs (394,843) was down 3,156 from January (397,999) and down 66,754 from the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 (461,597). ...