Domestic Flights: Air Revenue Passenger Miles

Domestic Flights: Air Revenue Passenger Miles

Revenue Passenger Miles (monthly data)

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Date Revenue passenger miles (billions)
Jan-79 15.50
Feb-79 16.58
Mar-79 18.85
Apr-79 17.23
May-79 16.04
Jun-79 19.11
Jul-79 19.88
Aug-79 21.47
Sep-79 16.55
Oct-79 16.55
Nov-79 16.42
Dec-79 16.31
Jan-80 15.68
Feb-80 16.07
Mar-80 17.94
Apr-80 17.05
May-80 16.15
Jun-80 18.67
Jul-80 18.50
Aug-80 19.60
Sep-80 15.06
Oct-80 15.64
Nov-80 14.54
Dec-80 16.02
Jan-81 15.48
Feb-81 15.38
Mar-81 16.27
Apr-81 16.68
May-81 17.07
Jun-81 18.06
Jul-81 18.61
Aug-81 18.32
Sep-81 15.35
Oct-81 15.78
Nov-81 15.13
Dec-81 16.40
Jan-82 15.90
Feb-82 16.52
Mar-82 18.27
Apr-82 18.11
May-82 16.98
Jun-82 19.22
Jul-82 19.38
Aug-82 19.83
Sep-82 15.83
Oct-82 16.53
Nov-82 16.29
Dec-82 17.37
Jan-83 17.20
Feb-83 18.26
Mar-83 21.12
Apr-83 18.75
May-83 18.19
Jun-83 20.91
Jul-83 20.39
Aug-83 20.80
Sep-83 17.29
Oct-83 18.13
Nov-83 17.46
Dec-83 18.26
Jan-84 17.38
Feb-84 17.99
Mar-84 20.61
Apr-84 20.31
May-84 19.97
Jun-84 22.34
Jul-84 21.78
Aug-84 23.40
Sep-84 19.46
Oct-84 20.09
Nov-84 19.88
Dec-84 20.50
Jan-85 19.76
Feb-85 20.44
Mar-85 24.32
Apr-85 23.53
May-85 22.84
Jun-85 24.33
Jul-85 25.16
Aug-85 26.00
Sep-85 20.25
Oct-85 21.30
Nov-85 20.54
Dec-85 23.33
Jan-86 21.78
Feb-86 23.14
Mar-86 26.28
Apr-86 25.00
May-86 24.82
Jun-86 27.01
Jul-86 28.14
Aug-86 30.13
Sep-86 23.43
Oct-86 23.95
Nov-86 23.38
Dec-86 25.14
Jan-87 23.09
Feb-87 26.06
Mar-87 29.34
Apr-87 28.91
May-87 27.50
Jun-87 28.78
Jul-87 30.10
Aug-87 31.09
Sep-87 24.62
Oct-87 25.34
Nov-87 24.64
Dec-87 25.11
Jan-88 23.74
Feb-88 25.74
Mar-88 29.13
Apr-88 27.71
May-88 27.16
Jun-88 29.41
Jul-88 29.90
Aug-88 31.55
Sep-88 25.61
Oct-88 26.87
Nov-88 26.19
Dec-88 25.68
Jan-89 24.50
Feb-89 25.58
Mar-89 28.15
Apr-89 26.61
May-89 26.45
Jun-89 30.30
Jul-89 30.33
Aug-89 32.33
Sep-89 25.81
Oct-89 27.19
Nov-89 26.78
Dec-89 26.37
Jan-90 25.13
Feb-90 27.05
Mar-90 29.46
Apr-90 28.60
May-90 27.44
Jun-90 30.78
Jul-90 31.16
Aug-90 33.13
Sep-90 26.68
Oct-90 27.85
Nov-90 27.04
Dec-90 26.64
Jan-91 24.83
Feb-91 25.49
Mar-91 26.98
Apr-91 27.98
May-91 27.36
Jun-91 30.10
Jul-91 31.05
Aug-91 32.47
Sep-91 26.35
Oct-91 27.32
Nov-91 25.50
Dec-91 27.76
Jan-92 24.25
Feb-92 25.35
Mar-92 27.87
Apr-92 27.04
May-92 27.47
Jun-92 32.95
Jul-92 35.35
Aug-92 36.82
Sep-92 29.38
Oct-92 27.89
Nov-92 26.94
Dec-92 27.41
Jan-93 25.72
Feb-93 27.19
Mar-93 29.46
Apr-93 29.98
May-93 29.37
Jun-93 31.91
Jul-93 32.87
Aug-93 33.86
Sep-93 28.94
Oct-93 30.00
Nov-93 28.87
Dec-93 28.87
Jan-94 26.77
Feb-94 28.54
Mar-94 32.30
Apr-94 31.37
May-94 31.20
Jun-94 34.40
Jul-94 35.71
Aug-94 36.09
Sep-94 31.12
Oct-94 32.22
Nov-94 31.56
Dec-94 31.49
Jan-95 29.42
Feb-95 30.82
Mar-95 34.02
Apr-95 33.67
May-95 32.35
Jun-95 35.95
Jul-95 36.12
Aug-95 37.06
Sep-95 31.41
Oct-95 32.83
Nov-95 32.33
Dec-95 32.18
Jan-96 30.01
Feb-96 33.29
Mar-96 37.15
Apr-96 35.99
May-96 35.31
Jun-96 38.81
Jul-96 39.11
Aug-96 40.40
Sep-96 33.59
Oct-96 35.23
Nov-96 32.74
Dec-96 35.69
Jan-97 32.74
Feb-97 34.85
Mar-97 39.33
Apr-97 37.28
May-97 36.67
Jun-97 40.32
Jul-97 41.02
Aug-97 41.87
Sep-97 34.82
Oct-97 36.28
Nov-97 34.98
Dec-97 36.20
Jan-98 32.78
Feb-98 35.19
Mar-98 38.81
Apr-98 39.13
May-98 38.06
Jun-98 41.57
Jul-98 41.30
Aug-98 42.29
Sep-98 35.74
Oct-98 37.78
Nov-98 36.77
Dec-98 36.76
Jan-99 34.31
Feb-99 36.79
Mar-99 41.08
Apr-99 40.82
May-99 39.16
Jun-99 43.53
Jul-99 45.41
Aug-99 44.36
Sep-99 37.83
Oct-99 40.31
Nov-99 39.88
Dec-99 37.93
Jan-00 34.93
Feb-00 38.47
Mar-00 44.10
Apr-00 43.26
May-00 42.98
Jun-00 47.18
Jul-00 47.24
Aug-00 46.51
Sep-00 39.57
Oct-00 41.52
Nov-00 41.85
Dec-00 39.41
Jan-01 37.07
Feb-01 39.61
Mar-01 44.21
Apr-01 43.71
May-01 42.27
Jun-01 46.65
Jul-01 48.00
Aug-01 48.55
Sep-01 27.08
Oct-01 33.08
Nov-01 34.75
Dec-01 34.57
Jan-02 32.79
Feb-02 36.01
Mar-02 41.24
Apr-02 39.53
May-02 39.57
Jun-02 44.06
Jul-02 44.44
Aug-02 44.62
Sep-02 34.75
Oct-02 37.67
Nov-02 36.07
Dec-02 39.83
Jan-03 35.47
Feb-03 37.04
Mar-03 42.24
Apr-03 38.41
May-03 39.79
Jun-03 44.82
Jul-03 47.21
Aug-03 45.99
Sep-03 37.15
Oct-03 40.32
Nov-03 39.43
Dec-03 41.44
Jan-04 37.57
Feb-04 40.70
Mar-04 45.88
Apr-04 46.57
May-04 44.56
Jun-04 50.62
Jul-04 52.11
Aug-04 50.26
Sep-04 41.43
Oct-04 45.25
Nov-04 44.11
Dec-04 44.38
Jan-05 40.97
Feb-05 43.60
Mar-05 49.85
Apr-05 47.69

Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile. The data include both transborder and foreign flights by large U.S. carriers, but not include any flights by foreign carriers.

Domestic Passenger Aviation Apr-04 Apr-05
Revenue passenger-miles (billions) 46.57 47.69
Percent change from same month previous year 21.24 2.40

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 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 issue.

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