The Daily
 In the news  Indicators  Releases by subject
 Special interest  Release schedule  Information

Passenger Air Services Price Index, 2018

Released: 2020-02-13

Passenger air services price index



-1.8% decrease

(annual change)

The Passenger Air Services Price Index declined 1.8% in 2018 compared with 2017. Both domestic (-2.0%) and international (-1.7%) fares decreased.

  Note to readers

The 2018 reference year marks the final release of the Passenger Air Services Price Index (PASPI) as the program has been discontinued. Alternative data: Consumer Price Index, table 18-10-0004-01, Air transportation, v41691151.

The PASPI is an annual series measuring the price change for base air fares to provide indications of the overall trend of domestic and international fares over time. The index covers the operations of major Canadian air carriers.

With each release, data for the previous year may have been revised. The indexes are not seasonally adjusted. Data are available at the Canada level only.

Prior to the release of the PASPI, air fare indexes up to 2011 were published in "Air Fare, Canadian Air Carriers, Level I," as part of the publication Aviation (Catalogue number51-004-X).


Statistics Canada has launched the Producer Price Indexes Portal as part of a suite of portals for prices and price indexes. This web page provides users with a single point of access to a wide variety of statistics and measures related to producer prices.

A video entitled "Producer Price Indexes" is available on the Statistics Canada Training Institute webpage. It provides an introduction to Statistics Canada's Producer Price Indexes—what they are, how they are made and what they are used for.

Contact information

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; or Media Relations (613-951-4636;

Report a problem on this page

Is something not working? Is there information outdated? Can't find what you're looking for?

Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.

Privacy notice

Date modified: