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  • August 5, 2020
    The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released U.S. airlines’ June Fuel Cost and Consumption numbers. June 2020 fuel consumption was 23% higher than May 2020 and 25% higher than April 2020, which was the lowest monthly fuel usage on record dating back to 2000.
  • News Digest:

    August 4, 2020
    Responding to heightened interest in the most recent transportation data, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has created new web pages of daily, weekly and monthly statistics. These pages allow comparison of pre-COVID-19 and current numbers for passenger travel and freight shipments.The new pages present a wide range of data on all transportation modes from various sources, and BTS will add more measures as they become available.
  • July 28, 2020
    U.S. and foreign airlines carried 11% less cargo by weight between the U.S. and foreign points in May 2020 than in May 2019, including a 40% decline in cargo between the U.S. and Europe, according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by large air carriers. May’s decline was smaller than decreases in March (down 17%) and April (down 16%).May 2020 (preliminary) cargo numbers to and from the U.S. by world geographic areas (by weight):Total to and from the U.S.: 735 thousand tons, down 10.7% from May 2019 (823T tons)Europe: 122 thousand tons, down 40.4% from May 2019 (204T tons)Latin America: 90 thousand tons, down 17.3% from May 2019 (109T tons)Asia (including China): 392 thousand tons, up 10.3% from May 2019 (356T tons)China: 85 thousand tons, down 2.9% from May 2019 (87T tons)Canada: 22 thousand tons, down 9.4% from May 2019 (24T tons)The total to and from the U.S. includes world areas that are not shown separately.
  • July 23, 2020
    U.S. airlines carried 4.7% more domestic cargo by weight in May 2020 than in May 2019, the largest annual gain since July 2019 while the 8.4% decline in international cargo was the smallest annual loss since February, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 15 of the leading cargo airlines.The 15 airlines carry more than 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.
  • July 22, 2020
    Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in May 2020:Total Transborder freight: $56.1 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, down 48.9% compared to May 2019. The $56.1 billion in total Transborder freight was the lowest amount since May 2009.Most-used mode: Trucks moved $39.1 billion of freight, down 43.2% compared to May 2019.Second most-used mode: Railways moved $5.5 billion of freight, down 66.3% compared to May 2019.Transborder freight value in May was down 3.5% from April and down 43.3% from March.

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