BTS Port Performance Freight Statistics Annual Report Released
Friday, January 19, 2018
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.3 percent more workers in November 2017 than in November 2016, reaching 429,946 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. November was the 49th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline FTEs exceeded the same month of the previous year.
The average domestic air fare decreased to $336 in the third quarter of 2017, the lowest inflation-adjusted quarterly fare in 23 years of air fare records (Table 1), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. The previous low quarter since BTS began collecting air fare data in 1995 was $346 in the second quarter of 2009.
Airline On-Time Performance Up, Cancellations Equal to Lowest Rate Ever
Friday, January 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ October systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passenger enplanements rose 6.0 percent from September, rising to 72.1 million to reach a new all-time seasonally-adjusted high, after falling for two consecutive months.
The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, reached an all-time high in November, rising 0.2 percent in November from October, growing for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). The November 2017 index level (130.8) was 38.1 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.