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U.S. Air Carrier Cargo Revenue Ton-Miles

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Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

Million ton-miles

U.S. Air Carrier Cargo Revenue Ton-Miles

The air mode is generally used for shipments that are time-sensitive and high-value. BTS collects data for air freight and mail that moves on U.S. carriers' domestic and international operating entities.

U.S. Air Carrier Cargo Revenue Ton-Miles Apr-12 Apr-13
International Cargo Revenue Ton-Miles (millions) 2,014 1,938
Percent change from same month previous year - 6.4% - 3.7%
Domestic Cargo Revenue Ton-Miles (millions) 976 994
Percent change from same month previous year - 5.1% + 1.8%

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

International data in this file cover all non-domestic operating entities of U.S. air carriers. The non-domestic operating entity categories include "Atlantic," "Latin America," "Pacific," and "International." The "International" operating entity classification covers operations for carriers that do not classify certain operations as being conducted by the other three operating entities.

Data for September 2002 and earlier are not strictly comparable to more recent data due to a change in reporting requirements. More carriers became required to report starting October 2002.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, available at http://www.transtats.bts.gov/ as of August 2013.