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U.S. Airlines June 2020 Fuel Use Up 25% from May

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released U.S. airlines’ June Fuel Cost and Consumption numbers.

Fuel consumed by U.S. airlines scheduled service:

June 2019                    1.6 billion gallonsMay 2020                      453 million gallonsJune 2020                      558 million gallons  

June 2020 fuel consumption was 23% higher than May 2020 and 25% higher than April 2020, which was the lowest monthly fuel usage on record dating back to 2000.

Fuel cost per gallon for U.S. airlines scheduled service:

June 2019                    $2.01May 2020                    $1.03June 2020                    $1.08  

The June 2020 cost per gallon ($1.08) for aviation fuel was up 5 cents from May 2020 ($1.03), which was the lowest since April 2004 ($1.01).

Total fuel cost for U.S. airlines scheduled service:

June 2019                      $3.2 billionMay 2020                       $466 millionJune 2020                       $604 million

Total fuel cost in June 2020 was 30% higher than in May 2020, which was the lowest on record dating back to 2000.

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