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  • October 16, 2019
    The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.3% more workers in August 2019 than in August 2018:August’s 449,550 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was the down from the previous month’s employment total July 2019 (449,907 FTEs) but was the highest FTE total for the month of August since 2002 (472,168 FTEs).August was the 70th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.3% more workers in August 2019 than in August 2018:August’s 449,550 full-time equivalents (FTEs) was the down from the previous month’s employment total July 2019 (449,907 FTEs) but was the highest FTE total for the month of August since 2002 (472,168 FTEs).August was the 70th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.
  • October 15, 2019
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its October 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of August 2019.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.
  • October 15, 2019
    The second quarter 2019 average domestic itinerary air fare of $364 was an increase from both the first quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2018, adjusted for inflation.Adjusted for inflation, (constant 2019 dollars) the 2Q 2019 air fare was:Up 2.5% from 2Q 2018 ($355)Up 1.9% from 1Q 2019 ($358)Down 14.4% from 2Q 2014 ($426)The 2Q average fare calculation does not include Frontier Airlines due to data reporting problems. The largest potential impacts would be in cities where Frontier has a substantial market share, such as Denver (12% market share) and Orlando (10% market share).
  • October 10, 2019
    U.S. airlines carried an estimated 76.4 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in September 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) first estimate, down 0.7% from the August second estimate.The BTS estimate of the September enplanement total of 76.4 million was down 1.7% from the all-time, seasonally adjusted, reported high of 77.7 million reached in June 2019.
  • October 9, 2019
    The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.4% in August from July, rising to a new all-time high with the second consecutive monthly increase, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). From August 2018 to August 2019, the index rose 4.1% compared to a rise of 5.5% from August 2017 to August 2018 (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).

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