Domestic Airline Jet Fuel

Domestic Airline Jet Fuel

Jet Fuel Prices by Type of Service (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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Jet fuel prices reported to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics differ from producer prices. Reports to BTS show the cost per gallon of fuel used by an airline during the month rather than the price charged by a producer on a single day. Fuel costs for scheduled airline services reflect contractual and storage advantages available to large buyers, while fuel costs for nonscheduled airline services reflect economic conditions for smaller buyers. Jet fuel prices also reflect seasonality due to both the seasonality of aviation and because jet fuel has similar refining requirements to heating oil.

Current Dollars per Gallon Jan-04 Jan-05
For nonscheduled airlines 1.05 1.38
Percent change from same month previous year 14.32 31.43
For scheduled airlines 0.95 1.27
Percent change from same month previous year 14.19 33.68

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

Data for September 2004 to April 2005 are preliminary due to late reports by carriers.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, available at: as of March 2005.