Air Transport World

Trends.(jet fuel rates, airlines rankings, foreign currency exchange rates )(Illustration)

WORLD AIRLINE TRAFFIC

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JET FUEL PRICES *

December 17, 2004

New York                   135.34
US Gulf Coast              129.79
Los Angeles                132.80
Rotterdam                  135.18
Singapore                  117.37

* Spot cash markets (average).

Source: US Dept. of Energy

TOP 20 AIRLINES JANUARY-DECEMBER 2004

RANK                 AIRLINE              RPKs (000)

1                    American             209,217,255
2                    United               184,285,496
3                    Delta                175,895,122
4                    Air France/KLM       126,835,000
5                    Northwest            117,958,311
6                    Continental          117,700,643
7                    British Airways      106,427,000
8                    Lufthansa Group      104,064,000
9                    Southwest             85,950,153
10                   Qantas Group (1)      77,214,000
11                   Singapore             77,082,200
12                   US Airways            64,311,761
13                   Cathay Pacific        57,283,295
14                   Iberia                45,924,000
14                   Emirates (1)          44,151,772
16                   Japan Airlines (3)    42,609,183
17                   Korean (1)            41,940,249
18                   Thai (2)              37,865,027
19                   America West          37,543,630
20                   SAS Group             32,838,000

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