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U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent more workers in August 2018 than in August 2017:

  • August’s 439,615 full-time equivalents (FTE), was the second highest monthly employment total since November 2004 (439,776 FTEs), down 0.9 percent from the highest monthly total in July 2018 (443,475).
  • August was the 58th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.

August 2018 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018

The second quarter 2018 average domestic itinerary air fare of $349 was the lowest second-quarter fare since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics began collecting such records in 1995 and the second lowest of any quarter. 

Second-Quarter 2018 Air Fare Data

Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

U.S. airlines carried an estimated 75.8 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers, seasonally-adjusted, in September 2018, up 0.3 percent from the August estimate, according to a Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) first estimate.

Estimated September 2018 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.1 percent in August from July, rising after a one month decline. The August 2018 index level (135.3) was 42.7 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).

August 2018 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today issued its monthly Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR), which, for the first time since its inception more than 30 years ago,  contains data on domestic flights that are marketed by the mainline carriers, but operated by the mainline carriers’ regional codeshare affiliates.

USDOT Air Travel Consumer Report Now Includes More Complete Airline Data

Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in July 2018:

  • Most-used mode: Truck moved $62.7 billion of freight, up 11.2 percent compared to July 2017
  • Second mode: Rail moved $14.4 billion of freight, up 6.8 percent compared to July 2017

July 2018 North American Freight Numbers

Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.6 percent more workers in July 2018 than in July 2017:

  • July’s 443,475 full-time equivalents (FTE) was the highest monthly employment total since July 2004 (444,431 FTEs).
  • June was the 57th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.

July 2018 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

Second Quarter 2018 U.S. Airline Financial Data

Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2018

U.S. airlines carried a new high of 74.8 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers, seasonally-adjusted, in June 2018, up 1.0 percent from May, for the fifth consecutive monthly increase.

June 2018 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
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