Domestic Flight Availability: Revenue Aircraft Departures

Domestic Flight Availability: Revenue Aircraft Departures

Domestic Revenue Aircraft Departures (monthly data)

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Date Revenue aricraft departures (thousands)
Jan-79 411
Feb-79 426
Mar-79 429
Apr-79 386
May-79 391
Jun-79 435
Jul-79 451
Aug-79 460
Sep-79 425
Oct-79 417
Nov-79 420
Dec-79 425
Jan-80 422
Feb-80 421
Mar-80 422
Apr-80 431
May-80 413
Jun-80 427
Jul-80 440
Aug-80 440
Sep-80 419
Oct-80 411
Nov-80 397
Dec-80 403
Jan-81 418
Feb-81 416
Mar-81 427
Apr-81 432
May-81 428
Jun-81 451
Jul-81 459
Aug-81 378
Sep-81 382
Oct-81 386
Nov-81 381
Dec-81 389
Jan-82 378
Feb-82 393
Mar-82 399
Apr-82 397
May-82 390
Jun-82 407
Jul-82 409
Aug-82 410
Sep-82 387
Oct-82 380
Nov-82 373
Dec-82 375
Jan-83 380
Feb-83 378
Mar-83 390
Apr-83 388
May-83 392
Jun-83 409
Jul-83 411
Aug-83 417
Sep-83 403
Oct-83 396
Nov-83 389
Dec-83 395
Jan-84 401
Feb-84 407
Mar-84 422
Apr-84 426
May-84 426
Jun-84 440
Jul-84 438
Aug-84 444
Sep-84 429
Oct-84 444
Nov-84 436
Dec-84 434
Jan-85 445
Feb-85 445
Mar-85 448
Apr-85 466
May-85 450
Jun-85 444
Jul-85 477
Aug-85 484
Sep-85 466
Oct-85 482
Nov-85 467
Dec-85 472
Jan-86 492
Feb-86 482
Mar-86 496
Apr-86 507
May-86 510
Jun-86 526
Jul-86 531
Aug-86 529
Sep-86 513
Oct-86 511
Nov-86 498
Dec-86 510
Jan-87 492
Feb-87 519
Mar-87 527
Apr-87 530
May-87 522
Jun-87 537
Jul-87 534
Aug-87 531
Sep-87 520
Oct-87 519
Nov-87 495
Dec-87 509
Jan-88 502
Feb-88 516
Mar-88 525
Apr-88 531
May-88 520
Jun-88 536
Jul-88 529
Aug-88 539
Sep-88 525
Oct-88 528
Nov-88 521
Dec-88 526
Jan-89 523
Feb-89 519
Mar-89 509
Apr-89 510
May-89 510
Jun-89 518
Jul-89 517
Aug-89 534
Sep-89 519
Oct-89 524
Nov-89 519
Dec-89 511
Jan-90 525
Feb-90 526
Mar-90 537
Apr-90 539
May-90 541
Jun-90 548
Jul-90 550
Aug-90 558
Sep-90 541
Oct-90 550
Nov-90 535
Dec-90 522
Jan-91 520
Feb-91 509
Mar-91 515
Apr-91 531
May-91 525
Jun-91 537
Jul-91 540
Aug-91 544
Sep-91 527
Oct-91 541
Nov-91 522
Dec-91 526
Jan-92 524
Feb-92 527
Mar-92 527
Apr-92 554
May-92 545
Jun-92 565
Jul-92 567
Aug-92 567
Sep-92 556
Oct-92 548
Nov-92 534
Dec-92 543
Jan-93 543
Feb-93 549
Mar-93 547
Apr-93 561
May-93 557
Jun-93 574
Jul-93 577
Aug-93 584
Sep-93 568
Oct-93 567
Nov-93 557
Dec-93 568
Jan-94 544
Feb-94 559
Mar-94 583
Apr-94 582
May-94 579
Jun-94 593
Jul-94 594
Aug-94 607
Sep-94 597
Oct-94 598
Nov-94 593
Dec-94 593
Jan-95 596
Feb-95 608
Mar-95 617
Apr-95 610
May-95 605
Jun-95 622
Jul-95 650
Aug-95 665
Sep-95 643
Oct-95 648
Nov-95 635
Dec-95 628
Jan-96 613
Feb-96 640
Mar-96 648
Apr-96 646
May-96 642
Jun-96 647
Jul-96 644
Aug-96 652
Sep-96 635
Oct-96 644
Nov-96 625
Dec-96 628
Jan-97 626
Feb-97 643
Mar-97 645
Apr-97 648
May-97 644
Jun-97 655
Jul-97 635
Aug-97 645
Sep-97 631
Oct-97 629
Nov-97 613
Dec-97 617
Jan-98 598
Feb-98 630
Mar-98 634
Apr-98 660
May-98 635
Jun-98 650
Jul-98 664
Aug-98 658
Sep-98 621
Oct-98 657
Nov-98 645
Dec-98 648
Jan-99 619
Feb-99 656
Mar-99 668
Apr-99 671
May-99 660
Jun-99 681
Jul-99 680
Aug-99 690
Sep-99 668
Oct-99 680
Nov-99 672
Dec-99 675
Jan-00 648
Feb-00 673
Mar-00 695
Apr-00 683
May-00 699
Jun-00 712
Jul-00 709
Aug-00 726
Sep-00 709
Oct-00 719
Nov-00 708
Dec-00 676
Jan-01 705
Feb-01 718
Mar-01 724
Apr-01 712
May-01 714
Jun-01 719
Jul-01 730
Aug-01 750
Sep-01 575
Oct-01 629
Nov-01 623
Dec-01 619
Jan-02 622
Feb-02 641
Mar-02 647
Apr-02 657
May-02 655
Jun-02 670
Jul-02 673
Aug-02 679
Sep-02 643
Oct-02 646
Nov-02 627
Dec-02 624
Jan-03 677
Feb-03 666
Mar-03 708
Apr-03 655
May-03 666
Jun-03 692
Jul-03 693
Aug-03 695
Sep-03 679
Oct-03 694
Nov-03 674
Dec-03 686
Jan-04 699
Feb-04 722
Mar-04 739
Apr-04 746
May-04 729
Jun-04 756
Jul-04 767
Aug-04 780
Sep-04 749
Oct-04 769
Nov-04 759
Dec-04 759
Jan-05 727
Feb-05 760
Mar-05 781
Apr-05 782

Frequency of aircraft departures, the number of connections required for a single trip, and the match between available flights and travelers' desired origin and destination points are all important determinants of scheduling convenience.

Domestic Flight Availability Apr-04 Apr-05
Revenue aircraft departures (thousands) 746 782
Percent change from same month previous year 13.89 4.83

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

The data have been adjusted to have a standard 30-day month by multiplying the data for each month by the ratio: 30/(actual days in month).

The data include both transborder and foreign flights by large U.S. carriers, but not include any flights by foreign carriers.

The dramatic changes in the September 2001 data reflect the impact of the terrorist attacks on Sept.11, 2001, on aviation, including several days in which commercial air operations were suspended.

The data reported here excludes small-certificated and commuter carriers that began reporting T100 data in 2002 for comparability with previous issues.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Air Carrier Traffic Statistics Monthly, July 2005.