Figure 3: "Smoothed" Airline RPM Data Showing Two Distinct Declines: September to November 2001 and December 2002 to April 2003

Figure 3: "Smoothed" Airline RPM Data Showing Two Distinct Declines: September to November 2001 and December 2002 to April 2003

Revenue passenger-miles (millions)

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  Trend Line
1994-1 37,299,442
1994-2 37,684,357
1994-3 38,142,182
1994-4 38,645,895
1994-5 39,174,582
1994-6 39,691,088
1994-7 40,153,900
1994-8 40,543,125
1994-9 40,848,675
1994-10 41,030,685
1994-11 41,075,047
1994-12 40,985,955
1995-1 40,829,743
1995-2 40,661,983
1995-3 40,537,531
1995-4 40,501,185
1995-5 40,572,288
1995-6 40,725,962
1995-7 40,917,097
1995-8 41,114,918
1995-9 41,323,317
1995-10 41,594,021
1995-11 41,941,341
1995-12 42,348,603
1996-1 42,763,836
1996-2 43,117,245
1996-3 43,369,785
1996-4 43,484,268
1996-5 43,507,612
1996-6 43,510,690
1996-7 43,543,304
1996-8 43,639,655
1996-9 43,818,767
1996-10 44,056,168
1996-11 44,302,714
1996-12 44,520,666
1997-1 44,671,825
1997-2 44,745,155
1997-3 44,738,948
1997-4 44,704,208
1997-5 44,692,102
1997-6 44,732,487
1997-7 44,837,925
1997-8 44,970,953
1997-9 45,081,609
1997-10 45,142,031
1997-11 45,156,869
1997-12 45,172,442
1998-1 45,204,520
1998-2 45,306,933
1998-3 45,513,364
1998-4 45,777,876
1998-5 46,028,775
1998-6 46,227,369
1998-7 46,370,683
1998-8 46,470,359
1998-9 46,551,609
1998-10 46,609,135
1998-11 46,676,632
1998-12 46,747,035
1999-1 46,802,416
1999-2 46,837,157
1999-3 46,850,963
1999-4 46,920,008
1999-5 47,090,409
1999-6 47,406,356
1999-7 47,820,370
1999-8 48,247,026
1999-9 48,640,276
1999-10 48,974,826
1999-11 49,212,377
1999-12 49,356,181
2000-1 49,495,593
2000-2 49,644,437
2000-3 49,769,912
2000-4 49,880,259
2000-5 49,981,070
2000-6 50,115,343
2000-7 50,295,023
2000-8 50,517,475
2000-9 50,664,075
2000-10 50,662,228
2000-11 50,530,136
2000-12 50,314,684
2001-1 50,092,684
2001-2 49,940,065
2001-3 49,834,899
2001-4 49,605,753
2001-5 49,061,501
2001-6 48,071,555
2001-7 46,684,036
2001-8 45,152,406
2001-9 43,789,495
2001-10 42,889,581
2001-11 42,586,729
2001-12 42,844,194
2002-1 43,451,498
2002-2 44,114,222
2002-3 44,677,305
2002-4 45,053,560
2002-5 45,299,059
2002-6 45,541,324
2002-7 45,936,653
2002-8 46,554,788
2002-9 47,344,301
2002-10 48,136,753
2002-11 48,684,440
2002-12 48,826,164
2003-1 48,552,108
2003-2 48,062,524
2003-3 47,624,114
2003-4 47,479,145
2003-5 47,751,262
2003-6 48,350,818
2003-7 49,085,411
2003-8 49,683,416
2003-9 50,065,557
2003-10 50,266,644
2003-11 50,424,044
2003-12 50,649,974
2004-1 50,961,964
2004-2 51,338,310
2004-3 51,741,396
2004-4 52,128,613
2004-5 52,468,007
2004-6 52,781,591
2004-7 53,095,839
2004-8 53,437,448
2004-9 53,754,495
2004-10 53,974,087
2004-11 54,112,134
2004-12 54,210,500
2005-1 54,352,651
2005-2 54,560,090
2005-3 54,816,064
2005-4 55,105,025
2005-5 55,390,021
2005-6 55,583,235
2005-7 55,629,246
2005-8 55,557,947
2005-9 55,413,034
2005-10 55,254,343
2005-11 55,109,987
2005-12 55,023,239
2006-1 55,013,103
2006-2 55,064,756
2006-3 55,095,962
2006-4 55,060,990
2006-5 54,948,981
2006-6 54,821,156
2006-7 54,754,452
2006-8 54,789,365
2006-9 54,940,990
2006-10 55,201,325
2006-11 55,495,902
2006-12 55,753,584

NOTE: RPM = Revenue Passenger-Miles

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