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)||Jul-00||Jul-01|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||168.6||182.6|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||18.40||8.30|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||147.6||157.6|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||12.33||6.78|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||97.1||102.4|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||0.85||5.50|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from April 2001 to July 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/datahome.htm.