The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released U.S. airlines’ August Fuel Cost and Consumption numbers. U.S. airlines used 1.32 billion gallons of fuel in August, 1.9% less fuel than in July 2021 and 20.1% less than in pre-pandemic August 2019. The cost per gallon of fuel ($1.97) was down slightly from July ($1.99).
Fuel consumed by U.S. airlines scheduled service:
August 2019: 1.65 billion gallons
August 2020: 802 million gallons
July 2021: 1.35 billion gallons
August 2021: 1.32 billion gallons
Fuel cost per gallon for U.S. airlines scheduled service:
August 2019: $1.94
August 2020: $1.21
July 2021: $1.99
August 2021: $1.97
The August 2021 cost per gallon ($1.97) for aviation fuel was down from July 2021 ($1.99). August’s cost per gallon was up from both August 2020 ($1.21) and August 2019 ($1.94).
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