U.S. Airline Fuel Costs Rose in December: Summary

U.S. airline fuel costs rose to $3.73 billion in December, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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                 Dec.      Nov.      Oct.      Sept.     Aug.      July
                 2011      2011      2011      2011      2011      2011
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Total
 Cost/gallon       $2.76     $2.84     $2.79     $2.92     $2.91     $2.92
 Consumption     1,351.0   1,269.7   1,338.8   1,323.2   1,464.7   1,510.7
 Cost (mln $)   $3,730.8  $3,603.8  $3,740.5  $3,867.6  $4,257.3  $4,404.3
Domestic
 Cost/gallon       $2.77     $2.90     $2.82     $2.97     $2.93     $2.93
 Consumption       914.0     859.9     895.0     870.1     956.6     982.4
 Cost (mln $)   $2,533.0  $2,489.9  $2,522.6  $2,587.7  $2,802.8  $2,877.9
International
 Cost/gallon       $2.74     $2.72     $2.74     $2.82     $2.86     $2.89
 Consumption       437.0     409.7     443.7     453.1     508.1     528.4
 Cost (mln $)   $1,197.8  $1,113.9  $1,217.9  $1,280.0  $1,454.4  $1,526.4
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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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