Figure 8: Average Available Seat Miles per Gallon (ASM/g) of Fuel Among Legacy Carriers - Q1 2000 to Q4 2010
(Data are quarterly)
NOTE: Legacy carriers include American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways. TWA, Northwest, and America West included as these carriers merged with American Airlines, Delta, and US Airways respectively. US Airways’ data in Q4 of 2000 and Q3 of 2002 excluded because of suspected misreporting (data signficiantly different from that in other quarters and that of other carriers). P5.2 data is used for 4th Quarter 2010 fuel use data.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Traffic Data T2 (U.S. Carriers) as of July 11, 2011.