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May 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Five-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 1.8 Percent From 2006

May 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Five-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 1.8 Percent From 2006

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Dave Smallen
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Thursday, August 16, 2007 - U.S. airlines carried 307.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first five months of 2007, 1.8 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 1.6 percent more domestic passengers and 3.8 percent more international passengers during the first five months of 2007 than during the same period in 2006 (Tables 7, 13). These passengers traveled on planes with average load factors exceeding 78.0 percent (Tables 1, 7 and 13).

In May, the most recent month, U.S. airlines carried 64.7 million scheduled domestic and international passengers, 0.5 percent more than in May 2006, the lowest year-to-year growth rate since September 2006 (Table 2). The number of domestic passengers increased 0.3 percent in May from a year earlier, also the lowest year-to-year growth rate since September 2006, and international passengers increased 1.4 percent, the lowest year-to-year growth rate since at least January 2004 (Tables 7, 13).

Top Airlines

Southwest Airlines carried more total system passengers for the first five months than any other U.S. airline, overtaking American Airlines, which has carried the most system passengers for the past five years (Table 3). Southwest carried more domestic passengers in the first five months than any other U.S. airline (Tables 3 and 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 five months at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International than at any other U.S. airport (Tables 5 and 11); and 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 4.3 million domestic and international flights in the first five months of 2007, 0.1 percent more than were operated during the same period in 2006 (Table 1). Domestic flights were unchanged from the previous year while international flights were up 1.3 percent (Tables 7, 13).

In May, U.S. airlines operated 849,700 scheduled domestic and international flights, down 5.2 percent from the number of flights operated in May 2006 (Table 1). The number of domestic flights declined 5.5 percent in May from a year earlier while international flights decreased 1.7 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 five months of 2006 to the first five months of 2007 and from May 2006 to May 2007 (Table 1):

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 2.7 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, RPMs were up 2.1 percent.

Available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 2.5 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, ASMs were up 1.5 percent.

Passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.2 percentage points to 78.5 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, load factor was up 0.5 percentage points at 80.8 percent.

Flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 1.2 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, flight stage length was up 3.7 percent.

Passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was up 0.8 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, passenger trip length was up 1.7 percent.

Among U.S. airlines, Southwest Airlines carried 40.3 million passengers on its system from January to May, the most of any airline (Table 3). In May, Southwest Airlines carried 8.9 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 May, with 16.8 million domestic and international passenger boardings (Table 5). In May, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International was the busiest U.S. airport with 3.6 million domestic and international passenger boardings on U. S. carriers (Table 6).

Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

U.S. airlines carried 271.7 million scheduled domestic passengers during the first five months of 2007, up 1.6 percent from the 267.5 million carried during the same period in 2006 (Table 8). The passengers were carried on 3.9 million flights, virtually unchanged from the number of flights operated in 2006 (Table 7).

In the most recent month, May, the airlines carried 57.3 million scheduled domestic passengers, up 0.3 percent from the passengers carried during May 2006 (Table 8). The passengers were carried on 779,100 flights, down 5.5 percent from the 824,100 flights operated in May 2006 (Table 7).

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

Domestic revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 1.6 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, domestic RPMs were up 1.6 percent.

Domestic available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 1.5 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, domestic ASMs were up 0.4 percent.

Domestic passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.1 load factor points to 78.6 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, domestic load factor was up 1.0 load factor points to 81.4 percent.

Domestic flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 0.5 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, domestic flight stage length was up 3.0 percent.

Domestic passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was down 0.1 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, domestic passenger trip length was up 1.2 percent.

Southwest carried 40.3 million domestic passengers in the first five months of 2007, the most of any airline (Table 9). In May, Southwest carried 8.9 million domestic passengers, the most of any airline (Table 10).

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the busiest domestic airport in the first five months of 2007, with 15.2 million domestic passenger boardings (Table 11). In May, 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 36.2 million scheduled international passengers during the first five months of 2007, up 3.8 percent from the 34.9 million carried during the same period in 2006 (Table 14). The passengers were carried on 353,800 flights, up 1.3 percent from the 349,300 flights operated in 2006 (Table 13).

In the most recent month, May, the airlines carried 7.4 million international passengers, up 1.4 percent from the 7.3 million carried during May 2006. The passengers were carried on 70,600 flights, down 1.7 percent from the 71,800 flights operated in May 2006 (Table 13).

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

International revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 5.5 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, international RPMs were up 3.7 percent.

International available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 5.2 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, international ASMs were up 4.3 percent.

International passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.2 load factor points to 78.1 in the first five months of 2007. In May, international load factor was down 0.5 load factor points to 79.4.

International flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 3.3 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, international flight stage length was up 4.3 percent.

International passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger was up 1.6 percent in the first five months of 2007. In May, international passenger trip length was up 2.3 percent.

American carried 8.7 million international passengers in the first five months of 2007, the most of any U.S. airline (Table 15). In May, 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 five months of 2007, with 1,921,700 international passenger boardings (Table 17). In May, Miami International was the busiest international airport with 391,400 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 87 carriers as of Aug. 7 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 May, click on "Air Carrier Summary Data (Form 41 and 298C Summary Data)," and then click on "Schedule T-1."

For domestic numbers through May and international numbers through February 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 May, U.S. carriers reported 244,417 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through May, U.S. carriers reported 1,280,115 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled Sept. 13 for the release of June traffic data.

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

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
May 2006 May 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 64.5 64.7 0.5 302.4 307.9 1.8
Flights (in thousands) 895.9 849.7 -5.2 4,293.5 4,296.6 0.1
Revenue Passenger Miles(in billions) 68.4 69.9 2.1 320.4 329.0 2.7
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 85.2 86.5 1.5 408.9 419.3 2.5
Load Factor* 80.3 80.8 0.5 78.3 78.5 0.2
Flight Stage Length** 696.7 722.7 3.7 698.1 706.3 1.2
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,061.8 1,079.8 1.7 1,059.5 1,068.3 0.8

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 54.1 1.3
March 66.1 65.8 -0.4 67.2 2.0
April 61.6 63.2 2.6 64.9 2.7
May 64.2 64.5 0.4 64.7 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    
5-Mo Total 299.1 302.4 1.1 307.9 1.8
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-May 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-May 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-May 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2006 Rank Jan-May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 40.268 2 38.635 4.2
2 American 39.961 1 40.697 -1.8
3 Delta 29.366 3 30.225 -2.8
4 United 28.311 4 28.157 0.5
5 Northwest 22.224 5 21.990 1.1
6 Continental 19.949 6 19.008 5.0
7 US Airways 15.512 7 15.302 1.4
8 AirTran 9.130 9 8.025 13.8
9 JetBlue 8.799 12 7.336 19.9
10 America West 8.678 8 8.741 -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 4. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by May 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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May 2007 Rank Carrier May 2007 Enplaned Passengers May 2006 Rank May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 8.930 2 8.489 5.2
2 American 8.454 1 8.621 -1.9
3 Delta 6.075 4 6.002 1.2
4 United 6.062 3 6.057 0.1
5 Northwest 4.759 5 4.784 -0.5
6 Continental 4.270 6 3.994 6.9
7 US Airways 3.308 7 3.233 2.3
8 AirTran 2.079 9 1.773 17.3
9 America West 1.832 8 1.840 -0.4
10 JetBlue 1.813 14 1.417 27.9

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- May 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-May 2007 Rank Airport Jan-May 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2006 Rank Jan-May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 16.784 1 16.479 1.9
2 Chicago-O'Hare 13.696 2 13.951 -1.8
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 11.328 3 11.567 -2.1
4 Los Angeles International 9.344 4 9.175 1.8
5 Denver 9.284 5 9.055 2.5
6 Phoenix 8.692 7 8.569 1.4
7 Las Vegas 8.676 6 8.579 1.1
8 Houston-Bush 8.251 8 8.098 1.9
9 Orlando 7.078 9 6.986 1.3
10 Detroit Metro 7.056 10 6.968 1.3

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 May 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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May 2007 Rank Airport May 2007 Enplaned Passengers May 2006 Rank May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 3.599 1 3.473 3.6
2 Chicago-O'Hare 2.871 2 3.025 -5.1
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2.456 3 2.535 -3.1
4 Los Angeles International 1.896 5 1.942 -2.4
5 Las Vegas 1.845 6 1.809 2.0
6 Denver 1.821 4 1.977 -7.9
7 Phoenix 1.817 7 1.782 1.9
8 Houston-Bush 1.747 8 1.733 0.8
9 Detroit Metro 1.514 9 1.511 0.2
10 Charlotte 1.470 14 1.312 12.1

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
May 2006 May 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 57.2 57.3 0.3 267.5 271.7 1.6
Flights (in thousands) 824.1 779.1 -5.5 3,944.1 3,942.8 0.0
Revenue Passenger Miles(in billions) 49.3 50.1 1.6 232.7 236.5 1.6
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 61.3 61.5 0.4 296.4 300.9 1.5
Load Factor* 80.4 81.4 1.0 78.5 78.6 0.1
Flight Stage Length** 613.8 632.2 3.0 617.6 620.7 0.5
Passenger Trip Length*** 862.7 873.4 1.2 869.9 870.3 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 59.2 1.6
April 54.9 55.8 1.7 57.4 2.8
May 57.3 57.2 -0.3 57.3 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    
5-Mo Total 266.2 267.5 0.5 271.7 1.6
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-May 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-May 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-May 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2006 Rank Jan-May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 40.268 1 38.635 4.2
2 American 31.273 2 32.033 -2.4
3 Delta 24.959 3 26.502 -5.8
4 United 23.477 4 23.272 0.9
5 Northwest 18.112 5 17.990 0.7
6 Continental 15.238 6 14.661 3.9
7 US Airways 13.698 7 13.383 2.4
8 AirTran 9.109 9 7.983 14.1
9 JetBlue 8.533 12 7.194 18.6
10 America West 8.071 8 8.185 -1.4

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 May 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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May 2007 Rank Carrier May 2007 Enplaned Passengers May 2006 Rank May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 8.930 1 8.489 5.2
2 American 6.681 2 6.803 -1.8
3 Delta 5.143 3 5.147 -0.1
4 United 5.048 4 5.030 0.4
5 Northwest 3.955 5 3.965 -0.3
6 Continental 3.261 6 3.062 6.5
7 US Airways 2.902 7 2.827 2.7
8 AirTran 2.075 8 1.767 17.4
9 JetBlue 1.759 13 1.386 26.9
10 America West 1.717 9 1.738 -1.2

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- May 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-May 2007 Rank Airport Jan-May 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2006 Rank Jan-May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 15.220 1 15.116 0.7
2 Chicago-O'Hare 12.364 2 12.642 -2.2
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 10.470 3 10.650 -1.7
4 Denver 8.995 4 8.790 2.3
5 Las Vegas 8.607 5 8.499 1.3
6 Los Angeles International 8.531 6 8.453 0.9
7 Phoenix 8.411 7 8.282 1.6
8 Orlando 7.039 8 6.940 1.4
9 Houston-Bush 6.994 9 6.889 1.5
10 Detroit Metro 6.378 11 6.287 1.4

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 May 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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May 2007 Rank Airport May 2007 Enplaned Passengers May 2006 Rank May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 3.263 1 3.156 3.4
2 Chicago-O'Hare 2.587 2 2.713 -4.6
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2.268 3 2.331 -2.7
4 Las Vegas 1.832 6 1.795 2.1
5 Denver 1.769 4 1.923 -8.0
6 Phoenix 1.760 7 1.724 2.1
7 Los Angeles International 1.736 5 1.801 -3.6
8 Houston-Bush 1.484 8 1.484 0.0
9 Orlando 1.459 9 1.424 2.5
10 Charlotte 1.384 12 1.229 12.6

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
May 2006 May 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 7.3 7.4 1.4 34.9 36.2 3.8
Flights (in thousands) 71.8 70.6 -1.7 349.3 353.8 1.3
Revenue Passenger-Miles(in billions) 19.1 19.8 3.7 87.7 92.5 5.5
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 23.9 25.0 4.3 112.5 118.4 5.2
Load Factor* 79.9 79.4 -0.5 77.9 78.1 0.2
Flight Stage Length** 1,648.9 1,720.6 4.3 1,607.1 1,659.6 3.3
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,620.5 2,680.2 2.3 2,512.5 2,553.5 1.6

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 5.3
March 7.3 7.5 4.0 7.9 4.8
April 6.7 7.3 10.3 7.5 2.0
May 6.9 7.3 6.4 7.4 1.4
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    
5-Mo Total 33.0 34.9 5.7 36.2 3.8
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- May 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-May 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-May 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2006 Rank Jan-May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 8,688.0 1 8,663.7 0.3
2 United 4,833.2 2 4,884.8 -1.1
3 Continental 4,710.8 3 4,347.3 8.4
4 Delta 4,407.2 5 3,722.9 18.4
5 Northwest 4,111.6 4 4,000.2 2.8
6 US Airways 1,813.6 6 1,919.4 -5.5
7 Alaska 1,018.6 7 1,032.2 -1.3
8 Express Jet 799.6 8 789.1 1.3
9 Executive 720.3 9 761.8 -5.4
10 America West 606.8 10 556.1 9.1

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 May 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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May 2007 Rank Carrier May 2007 Enplaned Passengers May 2006 Rank May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 1,773.8 1 1,817.6 -2.4
2 United 1,014.3 2 1,026.9 -1.2
3 Continental 1,009.4 3 931.6 8.4
4 Delta 932.5 4 855.3 9.0
5 Northwest 803.8 5 818.9 -1.8
6 US Airways 405.4 6 405.8 -0.1
7 Alaska 178.0 7 176.3 1.0
8 Express Jet 159.6 8 159.4 0.1
9 Executive 150.1 9 159.4 -5.8
10 America West 115.4 10 101.9 13.2

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- May 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-May 2007 Rank Airport Jan-May 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2006 Rank Jan-May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Miami 1,921.7 1 1,820.9 5.5
2 Atlanta 1,564.2 2 1,362.7 14.8
3 New York-JFK 1,482.4 5 1,307.7 13.4
4 Newark 1,456.2 3 1,320.8 10.3
5 Chicago-O'Hare 1,332.1 4 1,309.1 1.8
6 Houston-Bush 1,257.6 6 1,208.9 4.0
7 Dallas-Ft. Worth 857.9 7 917.1 -6.5
8 Los Angeles International 813.4 8 722.3 12.6
9 San Francisco 723.9 10 679.2 6.6
10 Detroit Metro 677.3 9 681.5 -0.6

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 May 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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May 2007 Rank Airport May 2007 Enplaned Passengers May 2006 Rank May 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Miami 391.4 1 375.1 4.4
2 Atlanta 335.9 2 317.5 5.8
3 New York-JFK 330.0 5 301.1 9.6
4 Newark 329.2 4 306.7 7.3
5 Chicago-O'Hare 283.5 3 312.1 -9.1
6 Houston-Bush 263.5 6 248.7 6.0
7 Dallas-Ft. Worth 187.3 7 203.6 -8.0
8 Los Angeles International 160.1 10 141.0 13.5
9 San Francisco 157.9 8 149.8 5.4
10 Detroit Metro 145.1 9 148.5 -2.3

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

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.