U.S. domestic air fares in the third quarter of 2019 of $345 were the lowest on record, inflation adjusted, based on Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) records dating from 1995. The third-quarter 2019 fares were down 1.2% from the previous low of $349 in the third quarter of 2018.
Passenger markets registered growth, whilst cargo demand remained in decline
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) estimates that U.S. airlines carried more passengers in 2019 than in any previous year. For the full year 2019, January through December, U.S. airlines carried 925.5 million passengers, the highest total based on comparable records since 2003.
In November 2019, reporting marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 84.4%, up from both the 82.2% on-time rate in October 2019 and 79.7% in November 2018. For the first 11 months of 2019, the reporting marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.0%, down slightly from 79.1% for the same period in 2018.
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Delta Air Lines has been named as the most on-time airline in North America in the annual On-Time Performance (OTP) Review released by travel data and analytics expert Cirium
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Domestic freight remains in positive territory despite the industry slowdown