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News and Statistical Releases

January 6, 2021

Topic: Commercial aviation, Topic: Economics, employment, and finance

U.S. Airlines November 2020 Fuel Use Up 5% from October

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released U.S. airlines’ November Fuel Cost and Consumption numbers.

December 23, 2020

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – The 26th edition of the  Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR), a congressionally-mandated report, is now available from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). TSAR 2020 presents key transportation indicators along with an overview of the transportation system. It also includes data and statistics on passenger travel, freight movement, transportation and the economy, system reliability, safety, and energy use and environmental impacts of transportation.

December 18, 2020

Topic: Performance and operations

Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its December 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of October 2020.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.

December 11, 2020

Topic: Economics, employment, and finance

Post-CARES Act: U.S. Passenger Airlines Drop Nearly 37,000 Jobs in October 2020 from September

Airlines receiving funds under the CARES Act were prohibited from layoffs or furloughs until Sept. 30. The 22 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 9.1% fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) in mid-October 2020 than in mid-September 2020:

 

December 11, 2020

Topic: Performance and operations

Air Travel Consumer Report: September 2020 and 3rd Quarter 2020 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its November 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of September 2020.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer.

December 10, 2020

Topic: Passenger travel

September 2020 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

U.S. airlines carried 27.1 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in September 2020, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), up 14.1% from August.

 

BTS reported 25.5 million domestic passengers and 1.6 million international passengers on U.S. airlines’ flights in September.

December 10, 2020

Topic: Freight

U.S. Airlines Carried 13% More Cargo in October 2020 than in October 2019

U.S. airlines carried 13% more cargo by weight in October 2020 (preliminary) than in October 2019. The rise was fueled by gains of 14% in domestic cargo and 9% in international cargo, according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 14 of the leading U.S. cargo airlines.

 

The 14 airlines carry 95% of the total cargo by weight on U.S. airlines. Cargo data consists of freight and mail carried within the U.S. and between the U.S. and foreign points.

December 10, 2020

Air Carrier Industry Scheduled Service Traffic Stats (Blue Book)

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December 10, 2020

Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Green Book)

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December 10, 2020

Air Carrier Financial Statistics (Yellow Book)

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