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

U.S. airline fuel costs fell to $3.74 billion in October, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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                 Oct.      Sept.     Aug.      July      June       May
                 2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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Total
 Cost/gallon       $2.79     $2.92     $2.91     $2.92     $2.91     $3.03
 Consumption     1,338.8   1,323.2   1,464.7   1,510.7   1,452.2   1,401.8
 Cost (mln $)   $3,740.5  $3,867.6  $4,257.3  $4,404.3  $4,219.4  $4,252.0
Domestic
 Cost/gallon       $2.82     $2.97     $2.93     $2.93     $2.94     $3.05
 Consumption       895.0     870.1     956.6     982.4     957.3     925.7
 Cost (mln $)   $2,522.6  $2,587.7  $2,802.8  $2,877.9  $2,813.3  $2,826.6
International
 Cost/gallon       $2.74     $2.82     $2.86     $2.89     $2.84     $2.99
 Consumption       443.7     453.1     508.1     528.4     494.9     476.1
 Cost (mln $)   $1,217.9  $1,280.0  $1,454.4  $1,526.4  $1,406.1  $1,425.4
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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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