AIR FARES AND PASSENGER VOLUME FOR THE TOP FIVE MAJOR LONG ROUTES

AIR FARES AND PASSENGER VOLUME FOR THE TOP FIVE MAJOR LONG ROUTES

Average and Low Air Fares: Most Heavily Travelled Routes of Greater Than 750 Miles (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Average and Low Air Fares: Most Heavily Travelled Routes of Greater Than 750 Miles (quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

NOTE: Blue hatched portion of bar = lowest average fare for an airline meeting the criteria in the text.

Red portion of bar = the difference between the average fare for all airlines, and the lowest average fare airline.

Blue hatched + red portions of bar = the average fare for the market.

Major long routes consist of the top five routes of more than 750 miles by number of passengers for the most recent quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2000, there were 749 large-market routes of more than 750 miles.

Consumer air fares (greater than 750 miles)    Q4 99       Q4 00       % Change   
Ft Lauder to New York (1072 miles)      
Average Fare (1982-84 ¢/mile)  7.37  6.86  -6.95
Low Fare (1982-84 ¢/mile)  6.10  6.22   1.96
Daily Passengers 6,561 8,497  29.51
New York to Orlando (944 miles)      
Average Fare (1982-84¢/mile)  7.68  7.37  -4.11
Low Fare (1982-84¢/mile)  7.62  6.76 -11.30
Daily Passengers 6,368 7,365  15.66
Los Angeles to New York (2469 miles)      
Average Fare (1982-84¢/mile)  8.23  8.87   7.71
Low Fare (1982-84 ¢/mile)  7.05  6.17 -12.55
Daily Passengers 7,340 6,815  -7.15
Atlanta to New York (755 miles)      
Average Fare (1982-84 ¢/mile) 12.58 12.79   1.66
Low Fare (1982-84 ¢/mile) 10.14  9.67  -4.69
Daily Passengers 6,793 6,768  -0.37
New York to San Francisco (2578 miles)      
Average Fare (1982-84 ¢/mile)  9.32 10.63  14.11
Low Fare (1982-84 ¢/mile)  8.26  5.62 -31.97
Daily Passengers 5,713 5,161  -9.66

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

Average fares are based on the one-way cost for all paying customers and exclude passengers that fly for free such as those using a frequent flyer program. City-pairs include all airports in each city.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, and http://ostpxweb.ost.dot.gov/aviation/.