TABLE 6-9 Comparison of Airfare Indexes: 1995-2003

TABLE 6-9 Comparison of Airfare Indexes: 1995-2003

Not seasonally adjusted, domestic carriers only

Q1: 1995 = 100.0

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Quarter BLS Airline Fare CPI (Quarterly average) Air Travel Price Index (All origins) Air Travel Price Index (U.S origin only) Air Travel Price Index (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
01Q1 131.0 111.8 116.9 84.2
01Q2 131.5 107.4 111.8 83.8
01Q3 133.9 103.5 106.0 89.7
01Q4 126.6 99.1 102.9 78.1
02Q1 126.5 103.8 108.2 78.8
02Q2 129.8 102.6 106.4 80.9
02Q3 127.4 101.2 103.4 90.0
02Q4 122.0 101.1 104.7 81.2
03Q1 123.0 104.1 108.0 82.5
03Q2 127.8 102.5 105.8 84.7
03Q3 129.8 103.3 105.5 93.2
03Q4 124.5 103.2 106.3 87.5

NOTE: These data have been developed for research purposes only and are not official Bureau of Transportation Statistics data. Air Travel Price Index values are computed using the Fisher Index formula, which differs from the formulas used to compute the Bureau of Labor Statistics Airline Fare Consumer Price Index.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), calculations based on data from BTS's quarterly Passenger Origin and Destination Survey, October 2003 and June 2004; and USDOL, BLS, Airline Fare Consumer Price Index, available at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm#data, as of March 2003 and June 2004.