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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    December 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data

    U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in December 2016 than in December 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. December was the highest monthly FTE total (416,337) since March 2008 (416,457) and was the 38th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline full-time equivalent (FTE) employment exceeded the same month of the previous year (Tables 1, 2, 3).

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017

    November 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – rose to 84.3 percent in November, seasonally adjusted, rising for the third consecutive month (Table 1). Seasonal adjustment allows the comparing of monthly load factors to all other months.

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    2016 Flight Cancellation, Mishandled Baggage, and Bumping Rates are Lowest in Decades

    WASHINGTON – In 2016, the reporting carriers canceled 1.17 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement over the 1.5 percent cancellation rate in 2015 and the lowest in the 22 years with comparable numbers, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) released today.  The previous low was 1.24 percent in 2002.  The reporting carriers canceled 1.6 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in December 2016, an improvement over the 1.7 percent cancellation rate posted in December 2015, but up from the 0.3 percent rate in November 2016.

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    BTS Statistics Release: December 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

    The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 1.0 percent in December from November, rising for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). The December 2016 index level (124.7) was 31.7 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).

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    Friday, February 3, 2017

    National Transportation Statistics Updated

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information.

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