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)||Aug-00||Aug-01|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger||168.7||183.9|
|Scheduled air transportation - passenger percent change from same month previous year||18.21||9.02|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled)||147.9||159.1|
|All air transportation (including nonscheduled) percent change from same month previous year||12.30||7.57|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo||97.4||102.4|
|Scheduled air transportation - cargo percent change from same month previous year||0.78||5.18|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data from May 2001 to August 2001 are preliminary.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at: http://www.bls.gov/datahome.htm.