TABLE 14-6 Average Jet Fuel Prices and Aircraft-Miles Traveled per Capita: 1994-2004

TABLE 14-6 Average Jet Fuel Prices and Aircraft-Miles Traveled per Capita: 1994-2004

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  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Jet fuel price (chained 2000 dollars) 0.59 0.59 0.69 0.64 0.47 0.55 0.90 0.76 0.69 0.82 1.11
Aircraft-miles of travel per capita 16.6 17.4 17.9 18.0 18.3 19.1 20.1 19.5 19.5 20.9 U

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: To eliminate the effects of inflation over time, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics converted current dollars (available in table 14-4b) to chained 2000 dollars. Aircraft-miles of travel pertain to large carriers only.

SOURCES: Jet fuel prices—U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, table 9.7, available at http://www.eia.doe.gov/, as of May 2005. Aircraft-miles of travel per capita—U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), calculations using data from USDOT, BTS, National Transportation Statistics 2004, table 1-32, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of May 2005. Population—U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, section 1, table 2, available at http://www.census.gov/, as of May 2005.