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E.g., 06/17/2018
E.g., 06/17/2018
  • U.S. airlines’ January systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passenger enplanements fell to 71.6 million, 0.8 percent fewer than December, seasonally-adjusted, after growing three consecutive months from October 2017 to December 2017.
  • The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.1 percent in February from January, falling for the second consecutive month. The February 2018 index level (127.5) was 34.5 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.
  • Trucks moved freight valued at $60.6 billion between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in January 2018, up 10.2 percent compared to January 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Rail moved freight valued at $13.3 billion, up 0.6 percent during the same period.
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its March 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of January 2018.  In January 2018, the reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.6 percent, up from the 76.0 percent on-time rate in January 2017, but slightly down from the 80.3 percent mark in December 2017. 
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carried an all-time high of 965.0 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in 2017, 3.4 percent more than the previous record high of 933.1 million reached in 2016. The systemwide increase was the result of a 3.0 percent rise from 2016 in the number of passengers on domestic flights (741.6 million passengers in 2017) and 4.8 percent growth from 2016 in passengers on U.S. and foreign airlines’ flights to and from the U.S. (223.4 million passengers in 2017).