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)||Apr-01||Apr-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||181.7||180.8|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||10.28||-0.51|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||157.5||160.2|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||8.32||1.71|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||102.2||137.7|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||4.64||34.75|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality. Data from January 2002 to April 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.