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)||Sep-00||Sep-01|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||174.8||184.5|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||22.34||5.55|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||151.3||158.6|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||14.80||4.82|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||96.1||99.9|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||-0.94||3.96|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from June 2001 to September 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/datahome.htm.