U.S. Airline Fuel Costs Fell in Aug.: Summary

U.S. airline fuel costs fell to $4.26 billion in Aug. according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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                    Aug.      July      June       May     April     March
                    2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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Total         
 Cost/gallon       $2.91     $2.92     $2.91     $3.03     $2.99     $2.80
 Consumption     1,464.7   1,510.7   1,452.2   1,401.8   1,374.5   1,415.0
 Cost (mln $)   $4,257.3  $4,404.3  $4,219.4  $4,252.0  $4,104.0  $3,955.9
Domestic      
 Cost/gallon       $2.93     $2.93     $2.94     $3.05     $3.00     $2.82
 Consumption       956.6     982.4     957.3     925.7     913.9     948.4
 Cost (mln $)   $2,802.8  $2,877.9  $2,813.3  $2,826.6  $2,737.7  $2,676.5
International 
 Cost/gallon       $2.86     $2.89     $2.84     $2.99     $2.97     $2.74
 Consumption       508.1     528.4     494.9     476.1     460.6     466.6
 Cost (mln $)   $1,454.4  $1,526.4  $1,406.1  $1,425.4  $1,366.2  $1,279.4
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NOTE: For all U.S. carriers, tracks all scheduled carriers. Current
month’s data is preliminary.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics http://www.bts.gov

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