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)||Jun-01||Jun-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||182.1||179.9|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||8.53||-1.20|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||157.6||156.6|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||7.07||-0.63|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||102.3||103.0|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||1.99||0.71|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality. Data from March 2002 to June 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; July 11, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.