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)||Oct-01||Oct-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||185.5||182.2|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||6.79||-1.77|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||158.9||159.6|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||4.20||0.44|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||101.5||113.2|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||-4.27||11.51|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality. Data from July 2002 through October 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; December 4, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.