Producer prices for scheduled air transportation services represent prices for business and personal travel, as well as shipment of high-value freight. Because producers also act as retailers, a change in prices charged by airlines is immediately passed on to consumers.
|Price Index (Dec-1992=100)||Mar-01||Mar-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||179.9||188.1|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||10.79||4.59|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||156.3||164.4|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||8.32||5.18|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||99.5||138.0|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||2.04||38.58|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from December 2001 to March 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.