BTS Adds Small Airlines and Cargo Information to Air Traffic Data

BTS Adds Small Airlines and Cargo Information to Air Traffic Data

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics monthly airline traffic data now includes data reported by small certificated, commuter, and all-cargo carriers in addition to the airline passenger data previously reported. This change went into effect in October.

For the first time, traffic statistics on passenger and freight traffic, available cargo capacity and seats,and number and duration of flights are available for small certificated, commuter, and all-cargo carriers.

In addition to the data for small certificated, commuter, and all-cargo carriers, data on the following are available:

  • Domestic all-cargo and domestic charter flights operated by U.S. carriers.
  • All flights to and from the United States operated by foreign air carriers (data subject to a 6-month restricted release period). The small-aircraft reporting exclusion has been eliminated.
  • Operating carrier reports on joint-service operations, including code-sharing, wet-leasing, and substitution-of-service operations.
  • Military data in summary totals only.

The monthly airline traffic data can be found at TranStats, BTS’ Intermodal Transportation Database, at http://transtats.bts.gov/. To reach the data, click on “aviation,” then click on “Air Carrier Statistics (Form 41 Traffic).”

Beginning with its October 2002 issue, Air Carrier Traffic Statistics Monthly, the “Green Book” compilation of traffic data, began publishing small certificated and commuter air carrier traffic data.

To order Air Carrier Traffic Statistics Monthly, the “Green Book”, contact BTS, either by e-mail at OAIProducts@bts.gov or by the contact information listed below.

The rule requiring the additional data was issued July 30, 2002. To view a copy of the rule, go to the Docket Management System website, http://dms.dot.gov, and follow the instructions for viewing the documents in BTS Docket No. OST 98-4043.

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