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)||Feb-01||Feb-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||178.9||183.7|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||12.15||2.73|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||155.1||159.0|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||9.53||2.51|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||102.2||106.3|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||5.13||4.08|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from November 2001 to February 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.