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Table 6. International Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Passenger Airlines Revenue, Expenses and Profits, 3Q 2017

Reports from 17 airlines in 3Q 2017, (Millions of dollars)

3Q 20163Q 2017Change2016-2017 % Change% of 3Q 2017 Revenue or Expense Total
Operating Revenue
Passenger Fares (scheduled/charter)9,727.410,082.7355.33.6584.26
Reservation Changes263.2255.5-7.7-2.932.14
Total Operating Revenue***11,470.411,966.5496.14.33100.00
Operating Expense
Depreciation & Amortization599.2689.690.415.096.66
Landing Fees189.8209.
Maintenance Materials143.5139.2-4.3-3.001.34
Total Operating Expense9,664.610,358.0693.47.17100.00
Profits or Losses
Operating Profit1,805.81,608.5-197.3-10.93N/A
Operating Margin# (%)15.713.4-2.3N/AN/A
Nonoperating Income/(Expense)##-86.0-95.1-9.110.58N/A
Pre-Tax Income1,719.81,513.4-206.4-12.00N/A
Income Tax Benefit/(Expense)-495.0-408.786.3-17.43N/A
Other Income/(Expense)
Net Income1,224.81,104.7-120.1-9.81N/A
Net Margin### (%)10.79.2-1.4N/AN/A
* Transport-Related is revenue/expenses from services which grow from and are incidental to the air transportation services performed by the air carrier. Examples are in-flight onboard sales (food, liquor, pillows, etc), code share revenues, revenues and expenses from associated businesses (aircraft maintenance, fuel sales, restaurants, vending machines, etc).  
** Other revenue includes miscellaneous operating revenue (including pet transportation, sale of frequent flyer award miles to airline business partners and standby passenger fees) and public service revenues subsidy.
*** Based on U.S. Department of Transportation accounting standards, Total Operating Revenues are overstated by code share revenues which are included in both the mainline Transport-Related Revenues and the code share Passenger Revenue. Code share revenues are expensed out in the mainline Transport-Related Expense to allow a true Operating Profit(Loss). This reporting may understate all components of operating revenue, including Passenger Revenue, as a percentage of Total Operating Revenue.
**** Other expense includes purchase of materials such as passenger food and other materials; and purchase of services such as advertising, communication, insurance, outside flight equipment maintenance, traffic commissions and other services. 
# Operating margin is the operating profit or loss as a percentage of operating revenue
## Nonoperating Income and Expense includes interest on long-term debt and capital leases, other interest expense, foreign exchange gains and losses, capital gains and losses and other income and expenses.
### Net margin is the net income or loss as a percentage of operating revenue.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41; Schedules P1.2 and P6