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March 2007 Airline Traffic Data: First-Quarter 2007 System Traffic Up 1.6 Percent From First-Quarter 2006

March 2007 Airline Traffic Data: First-Quarter 2007 System Traffic Up 1.6 Percent From First-Quarter 2006

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BTS 28-07
Dave Smallen
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Thursday, June 21, 2007 - U.S. airlines carried 177.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first three months of 2007, 1.6 percent more than they did during the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data (Table 1).

BTS, a part of DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that U.S. airlines carried 1.2 percent more domestic passengers and 4.9 percent more international passengers during the first quarter of 2007 than during the same period in 2006 (Tables 7, 13). These passengers traveled on planes with average load factors exceeding 76.0 percent (Tables 1, 7 and 13).

In March, the most recent month, U.S. airlines carried 66.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers, 1.0 percent more than in March 2006 (Table 2). The number of domestic passengers increased 0.6 percent in March from a year earlier, and international passengers increased 3.7 percent (Tables 7, 13).

Top Airlines

American Airlines carried more total system passengers in the first quarter than any other U.S. airline (Table 3); Southwest Airlines carried more domestic passengers than any other airline (Table 9); and American carried more international passengers than any U.S. carrier (Table 15).

Top Airports

More total system and domestic passengers boarded planes in the first quarter at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International than at any other U.S. airport (Tables 5 and 11); more international passengers boarded planes on U.S. carriers at Miami International than at any other U.S. airport (Table 17).

Flights Operated

U.S. carriers operated 2.5 million domestic and international flights in the first three months of 2007, 0.7 percent more than were operated during the same period in 2006 (Table 1). Domestic flights were up 0.6 percent from the previous year while international flights were up 1.7 percent (Tables 7, 13).

In March, U.S. airlines operated 888,000 scheduled domestic and international flights, down 1.1 percent from the number of flights operated in March 2006 (Table 1). The number of domestic flights declined 1.1 percent in March from a year earlier while international flights decreased 0.6 percent (Tables 7, 13).

America West Airlines and US Airways report traffic data separately because the carriers hold two operating certificates despite their merged business operations. They will file a merged traffic report when they operate under a single certificate later this year.

System Comparisons (Table 1-6)

In other total system comparisons from the first three months of 2006 to the first three months of 2007 and from March 2006 to March 2007 (Table 1):

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 2.6 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, RPMs were up 2.0 percent.

Available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 2.6 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, ASMs were up 1.5 percent.

Passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was unchanged at 76.8 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, load factor was up 0.4 percentage points at 81.7 percent.

Flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 1.0 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, flight stage length was up 1.7 percent.

Passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was up 1.0 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, passenger trip length was up 1.0 percent.

Among U.S. airlines, American Airlines carried 23.3 million passengers on its system from January to March, the most of any airline (Table 3). In March, Southwest Airlines carried 8.6 million passengers on its system, the most of any airline (Table 4).

Among airports, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International was the busiest U.S. airport from January through March, with 9.6 million domestic and international passenger boardings (Table 5). In March, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International was the busiest U.S. airport with 3.7 million domestic and international passenger boardings on U. S. carriers (Table 6).

Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

U.S. airlines carried 156.4 million scheduled domestic passengers during the first three months of 2007, up 1.2 percent from the 154.5 million carried during the same period in 2006 (Table 8). The passengers were carried on 2.3 million flights, up 0.6 percent from the number of flights operated in 2006 (Table 7).

In the most recent month, March, the airlines carried 58.6 million scheduled domestic passengers, up 0.6 percent from the passengers carried during March 2006 (Table 8). The passengers were carried on 814,700 flights, down 1.1 percent from the 823,800 flights operated in March 2006 (Table 7).

In other domestic comparisons from the first three months of 2006 to the first three months of 2007 and from March 2006 to March 2007 (Table 7):

Domestic revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 1.1 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, domestic RPMs were up 0.5 percent.

Domestic available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 1.4 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, domestic ASMs were up 0.3 percent.

Domestic passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was down 0.2 load factor points to 76.6 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, domestic load factor was up 0.2 load factor points to 81.6 percent.

Domestic flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 0.2 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, domestic flight stage length was up 0.9 percent.

Domestic passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was down 0.1 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, domestic passenger trip length was down 0.1 percent.

Southwest carried 22.9 million domestic passengers in the first three months of 2007, the most of any airline (Table 9). In March, Southwest carried 8.6 million domestic passengers, the most of any airline (Table 10).

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the busiest domestic airport in the first three months of 2007, with 8.7 million domestic passenger boardings (Table 11). In March, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the busiest domestic airport with 3.3 million domestic passenger boardings (Table 12).

International Air Travel (Tables 13-18)

U.S. airlines carried 21.3 million scheduled international passengers during the first three months of 2007, up 4.9 percent from the 20.3 million carried during the same period in 2006 (Table 14). The passengers were carried on 209,400 flights, up 1.7 percent from the 206,000 flights operated in 2006 (Table 13).

In the most recent month, March, the airlines carried 7.8 million international passengers, up 3.7 percent from the 7.6 million carried during March 2006. The passengers were carried on 72,900 flights, down 0.6 percent from the 73,400 flights operated in March 2006 (Table 13).

In other international comparisons from the first three months of 2006 to the first three months of 2007 and from March 2006 to March 2007 (Table 13):

International revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 6.7 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, international RPMs were up 5.9 percent.

International available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 5.8 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, international ASMs were up 4.7 percent.

International passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.7 load factor points to 77.3 in the first three months of 2007. In March, international load factor was up 1.0 load factor points to 81.9.

International flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 3.7 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, international flight stage length was up 4.8 percent.

International passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger was up 1.7 percent in the first three months of 2007. In March, international passenger trip length was up 2.1 percent.

American carried 5.1 million international passengers in the first three months of 2007, the most of any U.S. airline (Table 15). In March, American carried 1.8 million international passengers, the most of any U.S. airline (Table 16).

Miami International was the busiest U.S. airport for international travel on U.S. carriers in the first three months of 2007, with 1,153,700 international passenger boardings (Table 17). In March, Miami International was the busiest international airport with 404,200 international passenger boardings (Table 18).

Reporting Notes

Data are compiled from monthly reports filed with BTS by commercial U.S. air carriers detailing operations, passenger traffic and freight traffic. This release includes data received by BTS from 89 carriers as of June 11 for U.S. carrier scheduled civilian operations. U.S. carriers' foreign point-to-point flights are included in system and international totals. To create a customized table for passengers, flights, RPMs, ASMs and other data, including non-scheduled service, go to http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/air_carrier_traffic_statistics/.

Additional traffic numbers are available on the BTS website at TranStats, the Intermodal Transportation Database, at http://transtats.bts.gov. Click on "Aviation." For system passengers, RPMs and ASMs by carrier through February, click on "Air Carrier Summary Data (Form 41 and 298C Summary Data)," and then click on "Schedule T-1."

For domestic numbers through February and international numbers through November by origin as well as by carrier and region, after clicking on "Aviation," click on "Air Carrier Statistics (Form 41 Traffic)." Click on "T-100 Market" for system passenger numbers, "T-100 Domestic Market" for domestic or "T-100 International Market" for international. For flights, stage length and trip length, use the appropriate T-100 Segment database.

TranStats system and international totals do not include U.S. carriers' foreign point-to-point flights. For March, U.S. carriers reported 275,915 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through March, U.S. carriers reported 783,336 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled July 11 for the release of April traffic data.

Table 1. Scheduled System (Domestic and International) Airline Travel on U.S. Carriers

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
Mar 2006 Mar 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 65.8 66.5 1.0 174.8 177.6 1.6
Flights (in thousands) 897.2 887.6 -1.1 2,531.5 2,549.9 0.7
Revenue Passenger Miles(in billions) 69.5 70.9 2.0 184.8 189.7 2.6
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 85.5 86.8 1.5 240.7 246.9 2.6
Load Factor* 81.3 81.7 0.4 76.8 76.8 0.0
Flight Stage Length** 699.5 711.2 1.7 697.3 704.1 1.0
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,055.4 1,066.3 1.0 1,057.5 1,067.8 1.0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market and Segment

*Change in load factor points

**The average non-stop distance flown per departure in miles

*** The average distance flown per passenger in miles

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 2. Total System (Domestic and International) Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Carriers

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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2005 2006 2005-2006 Pct. Change 2007 2006-2007 Pct. Change
January 54.4 55.6 2.1 57.1 2.8
February 52.9 53.4 0.9 54.0 1.3
March 66.1 65.8 -0.4 66.5 1.0
April 61.6 63.2 2.6
May 64.2 64.5 0.4
June 67.1 67.2 0.1
July 70.6 69.5 -1.5
August 66.8 66.5 -0.5
September 56.8 56.3 -0.8
October 59.9 61.6 2.9
November 58.7 60.3 2.7
December 59.5 60.7 2.1
3 Mo Total 173.4 174.8 0.8 177.6 1.6
Yr. Total 738.6 744.6 0.8

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 3. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by January-March 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Mar 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Mar 2006 Rank Jan-Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 23.304 1 23.650 -1.5
2 Southwest 22.903 2 22.015 4
3 Delta 17.136 3 18.066 -5.1
4 United 16.346 4 16.258 0.5
5 Northwest 12.876 5 12.600 2.2
6 Continental 11.462 6 10.977 4.4
7 US Airways 8.914 7 8.806 1.2
8 America West 5.064 8 5.084 -0.4
9 SkyWest 5.062 10 4.468 13.3
10 Airtran 5.054 9 4.484 12.7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 4. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by March 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Mar 2007 Rank Carrier Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Mar 2006 Rank Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 8.631 2 8.337 3.5
2 American 8.581 1 8.719 -1.6
3 Delta 6.573 3 6.791 -3.2
4 United 6.132 4 6.050 -1.3
5 Northwest 4.860 5 4.841 0.4
6 Continental 4.265 6 4.145 2.9
7 US Airways 3.328 7 3.400 -2.1
8 Airtran 2.014 9 1.775 13.5
9 JetBlue 1.930 11 1.625 18.8
10 America West 1.888 8 1.860 1.5

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 5. Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by January-March 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Mar 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Mar 2006 Rank Jan-Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 9.643 1 9.630 0.1
2 Chicago - O'Hare 7.965 2 8.078 -1.4
3 Dallas-Fort Worth 6.560 3 6.667 -1.6
4 Denver 5.545 5 5.272 5.2
5 Los Angeles International 5.448 4 5.285 3.1
6 Phoenix 5.062 6 5.012 1.0
7 Las Vegas 5.018 7 4.985 0.7
8 Houston-Bush 4.816 8 4.713 2.2
9 Orlando 4.054 9 4.066 -0.3
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul 4.049 10 4.019 0.7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 6. Top 10 U.S. Airports ranked by March 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Mar 2007 Rank Airport Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Mar 2006 Rank Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 3.684 1 3.646 1.0
2 Chicago - O'Hare 3.025 2 3.057 -1.0
3 Dallas-Fort Worth 2.436 3 2.446 -0.4
4 Denver 2.105 4 2.012 4.6
5 Los Angeles International 2.032 5 1.955 3.9
6 Phoenix 1.903 6 1.871 1.7
7 Las Vegas 1.844 7 1.841 0.2
8 Houston - Bush 1.754 8 1.735 1.1
9 Minneapolis-St. Paul 1.546 9 1.561 -1.0
10 Orlando 1.477 10 1.524 -3.1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 7. Domestic Scheduled Airline Travel on U.S. Carriers

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
Mar 2006 Mar 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 58.3 58.6 0.6 154.5 156.4 1.2
Flights (in thousands) 823.8 814.7 -1.1 2,325.6 2,340.5 0.6
Revenue Passenger Miles(in billions) 50.7 51.0 0.5 134.6 136.1 1.1
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 62.3 62.5 0.3 175.2 177.6 1.4
Load Factor* 81.4 81.6 0.2 76.8 76.6 -0.2
Flight Stage Length** 620.3 625.7 0.9 618.1 619.5 0.2
Passenger Trip Length*** 869.7 869.2 -0.1 871.1 870.3 -0.1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market and Segment

*Change in load factor points

**The average non-stop distance flown per departure in miles

*** The average distance flown per passenger in miles

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 8. Domestic Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Carriers

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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2005 2006 2005-2006 Pct. Change 2007 2006-2007 Pct. Change
January 48.0 48.9 1.8 50.0 2.3
February 47.1 47.4 0.6 47.7 0.8
March 58.8 58.3 -0.9 58.6 0.6
April 54.9 55.8 1.7
May 57.3 57.2 -0.3
June 59.7 59.3 -0.8
July 62.4 60.8 -2.5
August 59.1 58.3 -1.4
September 50.6 50.0 -1.3
October 53.7 55.1 2.5
November 52.8 53.9 2.1
December 52.8 53.5 1.4
3 Mo Total 153.9 154.5 0.4 156.4 1.2
Yr.  Total 657.3 658.4 0.2

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 9. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by January-March 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Mar 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Mar 2006 Rank Jan-Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 22.903 1 22.015 4.0
2 American 18.183 2 18.617 -2.3
3 Delta 14.570 3 15.995 -8.9
4 United 13.509 4 13.406 0.8
5 Northwest 10.367 5 10.234 1.3
6 Continental 8.756 6 8.498 3.0
7 US Airways 7.903 7 7.726 2.3
8 Airtran 5.042 9 4.459 13.1
9 JetBlue 4.903 11 4.243 15.6
10 SkyWest 4.808 10 4.290 12.1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 10. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by March 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Mar 2007 Rank Carrier Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Mar 2006 Rank Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 8.631 1 8.337 3.5
2 American 6.732 2 6.897 -2.4
3 Delta 5.601 3 5.984 -6.4
4 United 5.088 4 5.008 1.6
5 Northwest 3.922 5 3.952 -0.8
6 Continental 3.254 6 3.205 1.5
7 US Airways 2.930 7 2.973 -1.4
8 Airtran 2.009 8 1.765 13.8
9 JetBlue 1.868 11 1.593 17.3
10 SkyWest 1.787 10 1.614 10.7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 11. Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by January-March 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Mar 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Mar 2006 Rank Jan-Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 8.720 1 8.867 -1.7
2 Chicago - O'Hare 7.181 2 7.345 -2.2
3 Dallas - Fort Worth 6.055 3 6.131 -1.2
4 Denver 5.367 4 5.114 4.9
5 Las Vegas 4.974 5 4.934 0.8
6 Los Angeles International 4.962 6 4.855 2.2
7 Phoenix 4.894 7 4.841 1.1
8 Houston - Bush 4.074 9 4.000 1.9
9 Orlando 4.032 8 4.039 -0.2
10 Minneapolis - St. Paul 3.699 10 3.727 -0.7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 12. Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by March 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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March 2007 Rank Airport March 2007 Enplaned Passengers March 2006 Rank March 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 3.333 1 3.347 -0.401
2 Chicago - O'Hare 2.718 2 2.775 -2.048
3 Dallas - Fort Worth 2.248 3 2.246 0.083
4 Denver 2.038 4 1.95 4.519
5 Los Angeles International 1.854 7 1.801 2.931
6 Phoenix 1.842 6 1.81 1.77
7 Las Vegas 1.828 5 1.823 0.25
8 Houston - Bush 1.481 9 1.472 0.573
9 Orlando 1.469 8 1.514 -2.955
10 Minneapolis - St. Paul 1.405 10 1.441 -2.509

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 13. International Scheduled Airline Travel on U.S. Carriers

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Monthly Year-to-Date
Mar 2006 Mar 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 7.6 7.8 3.7 20.3 21.3 4.9
Flights (in thousands) 73.4 72.9 -0.6 206.0 209.4 1.7
Revenue Passenger-Miles(in billions) 18.8 19.9 5.9 50.2 53.6 6.7
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 23.2 24.3 4.7 65.5 69.3 5.8
Load Factor* 80.9 81.9 1.0 76.6 77.3 0.7
Flight Stage Length** 1,588.4 1,665.5 4.8 1,591.7 1,649.9 3.7
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,489.5 2,542.6 2.1 2,479.8 2,521.0 1.7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market and Segment

*Change in load factor points

**The average non-stop distance flown per departure in miles

*** The average distance flown per passenger in miles

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 14. International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Carriers

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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2005 2006 2005-2006 Pct. Change 2007 2006-2007 Pct. Change
January 6.5 6.7 3.9 7.1 6.0
February 5.8 6.0 3.8 6.3 5.4
March 7.3 7.5 4.0 7.8 3.7
April 6.7 7.3 10.3
May 6.9 7.3 6.5
June 7.4 7.9 7.0
July 8.2 8.7 6.0
August 7.7 8.2 5.8
September 6.2 6.4 2.8
October 6.2 6.6 6.4
November 5.9 6.4 8.4
December 6.7 7.2 7.3
3 Mo Total 19.5 20.3 3.9 21.3 4.9
Yr. Total 81.3 86.2 6.0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 15. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by January-March 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Mar 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Mar 2006 Rank Jan-Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 5,121.1 1 5,033.4 1.8
2 United 2,837.3 2 2,852.4 -0.5
3 Continental 2,705.6 3 2,479.3 9.1
4 Delta 2,566.6 5 2,071.1 23.9
5 Northwest 2,508.8 4 2,365.9 6.0
6 US Airways 1,010.8 6 1,079.7 -6.4
7 Alaska 623.1 7 638.0 -2.3
8 ExpressJet 474.9 8 463.7 2.4
9 Executive 413.3 9 433.0 -4.6
10 America West 372.2 10 349.6 6.5

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 16. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by March 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Mar 2007 Rank Carrier Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Mar 2006 Rank Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 1,848.7 1 1,822.8 1.4
2 United 1,043.5 2 1,042.0 0.1
3 Continental 1,010.7 3 940.1 7.5
4 Delta 971.6 5 807.2 20.4
5 Northwest 938.0 4 889.2 5.5
6 US Airways 398.0 6 427.6 -6.9
7 Alaska 224.3 7 224.5 -0.1
8 ExpressJet 170.3 8 171.7 -0.8
9 Executive 149.1 9 154.5 -3.4
10 America West 136.8 10 125.8 8.7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 17. Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by January-March 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Mar 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Mar 2006 Rank Jan-Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Miami 1,153.7 1 1,082.4 6.6
2 Atlanta 923.7 2 762.5 21.1
3 New York - JFK 827.2 5 715.5 15.6
4 Newark 823.0 4 730.5 12.7
5 Chicago - O'Hare 784.3 3 733.0 7.0
6 Houston - Bush 742.1 6 712.9 4.1
7 Dallas - Fort Worth 504.6 7 535.5 -5.8
8 Los Angeles International 485.6 8 430.4 12.8
9 San Francisco 422.0 10 391.3 7.9
10 Detroit Metro 390.6 9 391.7 -0.3

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 18. Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by March 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Mar 2007 Rank Airport Mar 2007 Enplaned Passengers Mar 2006 Rank Mar 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Miami 404.2 1 380.3 6.3
2 Atlanta 351.0 2 299.2 17.3
3 New York - JFK 320.0 5 278.8 14.8
4 Newark 313.6 3 289.9 8.2
5 Chicago - O'Hare 307.0 4 281.9 8.9
6 Houston - Bush 273.4 6 262.4 4.2
7 Dallas - Fort Worth 187.6 7 199.7 -6.0
8 Los Angeles International 178.4 8 153.8 15.9
9 San Francisco 156.1 10 145.3 7.4
10 Detroit Metro 149.0 9 152.6 -2.4

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.