Figure 2.5 U.S. Gross Domestic Product and Aviation Revenue Passenger-Miles: 1994–2004

Figure 2.5
U.S. Gross Domestic Product and Aviation Revenue Passenger-Miles: 1994–2004

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(Index 1994=100)

Year GDP
(billions of chained 2000 dollars)
GDP indexed Domestic RPMs Domestic RPMs indexed International RPMs International RPMs indexed
1994 7,835.5 100 388,410,210 100 149,107,689 100
1995 8,031.7 103 403,911,656 104 154,869,249 104
1996 8,328.9 106 434,651,687 112 161,512,010 108
1997 8,703.5 111 452,827,860 117 169,356,100 114
1998 9,066.9 116 462,753,505 119 172,179,498 115
1999 9,470.3 121 488,356,869 126 180,269,038 121
2000 9,817.0 125 515,621,596 133 192,797,653 129
2001 9,890.7 126 486,506,043 125 178,343,116 120
2002 10,074.8 129 477,519,680 123 171,998,518 115
2003 10,381.3 132 496,466,471 128 168,603,953 113
2004 10,841.9 138 557,821,088 144 194,185,452 130

KEY: GDP = gross domestic product; RPMs = revenue passenger-miles.

NOTE: RPM--one revenue passenger transported one mile. International RPMs only include data from U.S. air carriers.

SOURCES: RPM--U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, "Airline Traffic Statistics," special tabulation, July 2005.

GDP--U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, "GDP Historical Data, 1929-2004," available at http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/dn1.htm as of July 2005.