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 do not include any flights by foreign carriers.
|Domestic Passenger Aviation||Aug-04||Aug-05|
|Revenue passenger-miles (billions)||50.21||51.30|
|Percent change from the same month in the previous year||9.18||2.17|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same month 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.
For comparability, the data reported here exclude small-certificated and commuter carriers that began reporting T100 data in 2002.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, October 2005.