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E.g., 10/28/2020
  • August 10, 2020
    U.S. airlines carried 80% fewer scheduled service passengers in June 2020 than in June 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of the passengers. Despite the large annual drop from pre-pandemic numbers a year earlier (see graphic), when compared to the previous month U.S. airlines carried almost twice as many passengers (93% more) in June 2020 than in May 2020.The 80% decline was less than the annual decrease than in both April (96%) or May (90%).
  • August 6, 2020
    U.S. airlines employed 699,683 workers in the middle of June 2020, 2,446 more than in mid-May 2020 and 53,602 fewer than in March 2020. The June 2020 numbers consist of 508,688 full-time and 111,075 part-time workers.
  • 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.