BTS Releases October Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption Data

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/UCW/ The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated its Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption web page with preliminary October data.

Cost per gallon for U.S. airlines’ scheduled services:

October 2015                          $1.65

September 2016                      $1.46 (revised)

October 2016                          $1.57

he page provides scheduled service cost and consumption numbers. Use the “Select a Service” dropdown to see all services or non-scheduled services.

The Fuel Cost and Consumption page can be found here: http://www.transtats.bts.gov/fuel.asp Summaries by month are also available.

Preliminary fuel cost and consumption numbers are industry summaries only. Airline fuel costs may be affected by hedging, contracts that allow airlines to limit exposure to future changes in fuel prices. The next monthly web update is scheduled for Jan. 10.

Individual airline numbers through June are available on the BTS website. Individual airline numbers for July, August and September will be available with the BTS third-quarter 2016 financial release on Dec 12. Individual airline numbers for October will be available with the BTS fourth-quarter 2016 financial release on May 1.

Contact:
Dave Smallen
Tel: 202-366-5568
david.smallen@dot.gov

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