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)||May-01||May-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||180.9||179.3|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||8.49||-0.88|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||156.7||156.4|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||7.33||-0.19|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||101.2||104.4|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||2.95||3.22|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality. Data from February 2002 to May 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; June 13, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.