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-01||Sep-02|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||184.3||182.2|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||5.24||-1.14|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||158.5||159.0|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||4.62||0.32|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||100.5||109.1|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||-0.54||8.57|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality. Data for June 2002 through September 2002 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; October 15, 2002; available at: http://www.bls.gov/ppi/.