US airlines’ March 2023 fuel costs down were 9.6% month-on-month, according to the government’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The drop came as aviation fuel consumption exceeded that of March 2019 by 1.3%, according to the BTS, which collates data reported to it by aviation and other industries. During March 2023, carriers burned over 1.5bn gallons of jet fuel, 18.2% more than the month before, spending $4.5bn in the process, 45% more than in 2019. “Increased fuel consumption reflects an increase in airline passenger travel over the same period,” the BTS said. Rising oil prices and general inflation since 2019,

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