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General Aviation Versus Airlines

Current as of April 2004
Source: FAA

All figures in millions; fuel consumed in gallons
(a) includes U.S. scheduled and unscheduled Part 121 and Part 135 operators
(b) preliminary data
(c) based on 2.5 passengers per general aviation departure
(d) includes U.S. scheduled Part 121 operators only

  Hours Flown Departures Passengers Fuel Consumed
2003 2004 2001 2002 2001 2002 2001 2002
Air Carrier 22.7 (a) 23.9 (a) 10.6 (a) 10.9 (a) 629 (d) 658 (d) 19,866 NA
General Aviation 26.7 (b) 22.3 (b) 42.1 (b) NA 105 (c) NA 1,299 NA
% General Aviation 54.0% (b) 48.3% (b) 79.82% (b) NA 14.33% (c) NA 6.14% NA

Updated Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:31:12 PM