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)||Nov-00||Nov-01|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||174.2||184.2|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||19.88||5.75|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||152.7||158.5|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||14.47||3.80|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||104.8||101.5|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||7.43||-3.11|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from August 2001 to November 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/data/.