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-00||Oct-01|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||173.7||186.4|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||19.87||7.33|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||151.2||159.8|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||13.60||5.69|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||97.9||102.9|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||1.29||5.11|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from July 2001 to October 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.