TABLE 43 Comparison of Airfare Indices: 1995-2000

TABLE 43 Comparison of Airfare Indices: 1995-2000

(Not seasonally adjusted, domestic carriers only)

Index: Q1 1995 = 100.0

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Quarter BLS Airline Fare CPI, quarterly average O&D Survey, All Origins O&D Survey, U.S. Origin Only O&D Survey, Foreign Origin Only
95Q1 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
95Q2 106.1 101.9 101.1 106.7
95Q3 105.7 102.3 100.4 113.6
95Q4 102.6 98.6 99.0 97.6
96Q1 101.1 98.4 98.7 97.3
96Q2 103.6 97.8 97.8 98.4
96Q3 105.5 99.3 98.4 105.6
96Q4 110.1 98.2 99.3 93.4
97Q1 107.9 100.5 102.0 93.3
97Q2 110.1 101.9 103.5 94.4
97Q3 108.4 101.9 102.2 101.9
97Q4 108.8 105.2 107.8 91.8
98Q1 112.4 101.4 104.6 84.5
98Q2 112.1 97.5 100.0 85.2
98Q3 113.1 97.3 99.5 86.3
98Q4 110.8 96.2 99.1 81.1
99Q1 116.3 98.9 102.2 81.6
99Q2 119.4 98.7 102.1 80.7
99Q3 119.1 98.4 100.4 88.0
99Q4 123.1 98.8 101.7 83.6
00Q1 126.1 102.5 106.1 83.0
00Q2 132.1 104.6 108.2 85.1
00Q3 135.1 106.4 109.0 92.8
00Q4 129.7 107.3 111.6 84.4

NOTE: These data have been developed for research purposes only and are not official BTS data. The O&D Survey indices are computed using the Fisher Index formula, which differs from the formulas used to compute the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Airline fare Consumer Price Index (CPI).

SOURCE: O&D Survey-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, calculations based on data from BTS's quarterly Passenger Origin & Destination Survey, March 2003. BLS CPI-U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Airline Fare Consumer Price Index, available at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm#data, as of March 2003.