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E.g., 06/18/2018
E.g., 06/18/2018
  • The average domestic air fare rose to $347 in the fourth quarter of 2017, rising 3.0 percent from $337 in the third quarter of 2016, which was the lowest inflation-adjusted quarterly average fare in 23 years of air fare records, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today.
  • U.S. airlines’ January systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passenger enplanements fell to 71.6 million, 0.8 percent fewer than December, seasonally-adjusted, after growing three consecutive months from October 2017 to December 2017.
  • The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.1 percent in February from January, falling for the second consecutive month. The February 2018 index level (127.5) was 34.5 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.
  • Trucks moved freight valued at $60.6 billion between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in January 2018, up 10.2 percent compared to January 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Rail moved freight valued at $13.3 billion, up 0.6 percent during the same period.
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its March 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of January 2018.  In January 2018, the reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.6 percent, up from the 76.0 percent on-time rate in January 2017, but slightly down from the 80.3 percent mark in December 2017.