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August 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Eight-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.4 Percent From 2006

August 2007 Airline Traffic Data: Eight-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.4 Percent From 2006

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Dave Smallen
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Thursday, November 15, 2007 - U.S. airlines carried 522.8 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first eight months of 2007, 3.4 percent or over 17 million more passengers 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 the combined domestic and international load factor of 81.2 percent from January through August was a record for the eight-month period (Table 1).

U.S. airlines are on pace to carry a record number of passengers in 2007 if growth from 2006 continues for the rest of the year.

U.S. airlines carried 3.3 percent more domestic passengers and 4.1 percent more international passengers during the first eight months of 2007 than during the same period in 2006 (Tables 7, 13).

In August, the most recent month, U.S. airlines carried 71.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers, 7.0 percent more than in August 2006 (Table 2). The number of domestic passengers increased 7.1 percent in August from a year earlier and international passengers increased 6.1 percent (Tables 7, 13).

Top Airlines

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

Top Airports

More total system and domestic passengers boarded planes in the first eight 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 7.1 million domestic and international flights in the first eight months of 2007, 0.9 percent more than were operated during the same period in 2006 (Table 1). Domestic flights increased 0.9 percent from the previous year while international flights were up 0.7 percent (Tables 7, 13).

In August, U.S. airlines operated 937,600 scheduled domestic and international flights, down 0.8 percent from the number of flights operated in August 2006 (Table 1). The number of domestic flights declined 0.8 percent in August from a year earlier while international flights decreased 1.3 percent (Tables 7, 13).

America West Airlines and US Airways reported data separately in August because the carriers held two operating certificates despite their merged business operations.  They are now operating under a single certificate and will begin reporting data jointly later this year.

System Comparisons (Tables 1-6)

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

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 3.7 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, RPMs were up 7.0 percent.

Available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 2.8 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, ASMs were up 2.8 percent.

Passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.8 percentage points to 81.2 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, load factor was up 3.3 percentage points at 84.5 percent.

Flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 1.0 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, flight stage length was up 2.5 percent.

Passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was up 0.3 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, passenger trip length was unchanged.

Among U.S. airlines, Southwest Airlines carried 69.1 million passengers on its system from January to August, the most of any airline (Table 3). In August, Southwest Airlines carried 9.6 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 August, with 28.7 million domestic and international passenger boardings (Table 5). In August, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International was the busiest U.S. airport with 3.9 million domestic and international passenger boardings on U. S. carriers (Table 6).

Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

U.S. airlines carried 460.7 million scheduled domestic passengers during the first eight months of 2007, up 3.3 percent from the 445.9 million carried during the same period in 2006 (Table 8). The passengers were carried on 6.5 million flights, up 0.9 percent from the number of flights operated in 2006 (Table 7).

In the most recent month, August, the airlines carried 62.4 million scheduled domestic passengers, up 7.1 percent from the passengers carried during August 2006 (Table 8). The passengers were carried on 860,000 flights, down 0.8 percent from the 866,600 flights operated in August 2006 (Table 7).

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

Domestic revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 3.0 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, domestic RPMs were up 6.6 percent.

Domestic available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 1.8 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, domestic ASMs were up 1.5 percent.

Domestic passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.9 load factor points to 81.4 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, domestic load factor was up 4.1 load factor points to 85.0 percent.

Domestic flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 0.2 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, domestic flight stage length was up 1.4 percent.

Domestic passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was down 0.3 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, domestic passenger trip length was down 0.4 percent.

Southwest carried 69.1 million domestic passengers in the first eight months of 2007, the most of any airline (Table 9). In August, Southwest carried 9.6 million domestic passengers, the most of any airline (Table 10).

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the busiest domestic airport in the first eight months of 2007, with 26.0 million domestic passenger boardings (Table 11). In August, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the busiest domestic airport with 3.6 million domestic passenger boardings (Table 12).

International Air Travel (Tables 13-18)

U.S. airlines carried 62.1 million scheduled international passengers during the first eight months of 2007, up 4.1 percent from the 59.7 million carried during the same period in 2006 (Table 14). The passengers were carried on 586,700 flights, up 0.7 percent from the 582,700 flights operated in 2006 (Table 13).

In the most recent month, August, the airlines carried 8.7 million scheduled international passengers, up 6.1 percent from the passengers carried during August 2006. The passengers were carried on 77,700 flights, down 1.3 percent from the 78,700 flights operated in August 2006 (Table 13).

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

International revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 5.7 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, international RPMs were up 7.7 percent.

International available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 5.4 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, international ASMs were up 6.0 percent.

International passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.2 load factor points to 80.6 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, international load factor was up 1.3 load factor points to 83.1 percent.

International flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 4.3 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, international flight stage length was up 7.1 percent.

International passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was up 1.5 percent in the first eight months of 2007. In August, international passenger trip length was up 1.5 percent.

American carried 14.7 million international passengers in the first eight months of 2007, the most of any U.S. airline (Table 15). In August, American carried 2.0 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 eight months of 2007, with 3.3 million international passenger boardings (Table 17). In August, Miami was the busiest international airport with 433,000 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 92 carriers as of Oct. 26 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 June, click on "Air Carrier Summary Data (Form 41 and 298C Summary Data)," and then click on "Schedule T-1."

For domestic numbers through August and international numbers through May 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 August, U.S. carriers reported 254,494 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through August, U.S. carriers reported 2,021,829 foreign point-to-point passengers.

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

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

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
August 2006 August 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 66.5 71.1 7.0 505.6 522.8 3.4
Flights (in thousands) 945.3 937.6 -0.8 7,066.0 7,131.2 0.9
Revenue Passenger Miles(in billions) 73.1 78.2 7.0 543.3 563.7 3.7
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 90.0 92.5 2.8 675.4 694.2 2.8
Load Factor* 81.2 84.5 3.3 80.4 81.2 0.8
Flight Stage Length** 696.9 714.0 2.5 699.5 706.4 1.0
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,099.2 1,098.9 0.0 1,074.6 1,078.1 0.3

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 1.4
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 66.8 3.6
June 67.1 67.2 0.1 69.5 3.4
July 70.6 69.5 -1.5 72.2 3.8
August 66.8 66.5 -0.5 71.1 7.0
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    
8- Mo Total 503.7 505.6 0.4 522.8 3.4
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-August 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Aug 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Aug 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2006 Rank Jan-Aug 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 69.056 2 64.744 6.7
2 American 66.558 1 67.264 -1.1
3 Delta 49.853 3 50.271 -0.8
4 United 47.072 4 47.162 -0.2
5 Northwest 36.776 5 36.924 -0.4
6 Continental 33.530 6 31.764 5.6
7 US Airways 25.599 7 24.884 2.9
8 AirTran 16.086 9 13.645 17.9
9 SkyWest 14.862 10 12.984 14.5
10 JetBlue 14.651 12 12.272 19.4

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 August 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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August  2007 Rank Carrier August 2007 Enplaned Passengers August 2006 Rank August 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 9.605 1 8.658 10.9
2 American 8.811 2 8.529 3.3
3 Delta 6.781 3 6.444 5.2
4 United 6.258 4 6.205 0.9
5 Northwest 4.853 5 4.952 -2.0
6 Continental 4.562 6 4.172 9.3
7 US Airways 3.389 7 3.081 10.0
8 AirTran 2.303 9 1.794 28.4
9 SkyWest 2.066 10 1.741 18.7
10 JetBlue 2.025 11 1.725 17.4

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-August 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Aug 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Aug 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug  2006 Rank Jan-Aug 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 28.747 1 27.496 4.5
2 Chicago-O'Hare 23.258 2 23.357 -0.4
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 18.938 3 19.157 -1.1
4 Los Angeles 16.234 4 15.668 3.6
5 Denver 16.196 5 15.407 5.1
6 Las Vegas 14.367 6 14.030 2.4
7 Phoenix 14.105 7 13.861 1.8
8 Houston-Bush 13.642 8 13.472 1.3
9 Detroit Metro 11.691 9 11.570 1.0
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul 11.471 10 11.552 -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 August 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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August 2007 Rank Airport August 2007 Enplaned Passengers August 2006 Rank August 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 3.916 1 3.506 11.7
2 Chicago-O'Hare 3.079 2 3.059 0.7
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2.489 3 2.362 5.3
4 Los Angeles 2.316 4 2.180 6.2
5 Denver 2.232 5 2.072 7.7
6 Las Vegas 1.910 6 1.809 5.6
7 Phoenix 1.774 8 1.689 5.0
8 Houston-Bush 1.773 7 1.712 3.6
9 New York-JFK 1.640 13 1.462 12.2
10 Newark 1.586 11 1.494 6.2

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
August 2006 August 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 58.3 62.4 7.1 445.9 460.7 3.3
Flights (in thousands) 866.6 860.0 -0.8 6,483.4 6,544.7 0.9
Revenue Passenger Miles(in billions) 52.1 55.5 6.6 391.5 403.3 3.0
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 64.3 65.3 1.5 486.5 495.1 1.8
Load Factor* 80.9 85.0 4.1 80.5 81.4 0.9
Flight Stage Length** 612.3 621.0 1.4 617.0 618.5 0.2
Passenger Trip Length*** 893.1 889.2 -0.4 877.9 875.3 -0.3

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 2.4
February 47.1 47.4 0.6 47.8 0.9
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 57.1 -0.3 59.3 3.7
June 59.7 59.3 -0.8 61.3 3.5
July 62.4 60.8 -2.5 63.2 3.9
August 59.1 58.3 -1.4 62.4 7.1
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    
8- Mo Total 447.4 445.9 -0.3 460.7 3.3
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-August 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Aug 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Aug 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug  2006 Rank Jan-Aug 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 69.056 1 64.744 6.7
2 American 51.854 2 52.477 -1.2
3 Delta 41.936 3 43.350 -3.3
4 United 38.937 4 38.927 0.0
5 Northwest 30.024 5 30.303 -0.9
6 Continental 25.241 6 24.110 4.7
7 US Airways 22.296 7 21.538 3.5
8 AirTran 16.050 9 13.587 18.1
9 JetBlue 14.128 12 12.003 17.7
10 SkyWest 14.120 10 12.460 13.3

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 August 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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August 2007 Rank Carrier August 2007 Enplaned Passengers August 2006 Rank August 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 9.605 1 8.658 10.9
2 American 6.786 2 6.501 4.4
3 Delta 5.641 3 5.426 4.0
4 United 5.157 4 5.093 1.3
5 Northwest 3.942 5 4.064 -3.0
6 Continental 3.367 6 3.085 9.2
7 US Airways 2.903 7 2.630 10.4
8 AirTran 2.299 9 1.789 28.5
9 SkyWest 1.956 11 1.664 17.6
10 JetBlue 1.927 10 1.678 14.8

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-August 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Aug 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Aug 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2006 Rank Jan-Aug 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 26.029 1 25.054 3.9
2 Chicago-O'Hare 21.015 2 21.112 -0.5
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 17.483 3 17.615 -0.7
4 Denver 15.718 4 14.987 4.9
5 Los Angeles 14.844 5 14.463 2.6
6 Las Vegas 14.257 6 13.912 2.5
7 Phoenix 13.661 7 13.412 1.9
8 Houston-Bush 11.475 8 11.391 0.7
9 Orlando 11.410 9 11.013 3.6
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul 10.659 10 10.777 -1.1

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 August 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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August 2007 Rank Airport August 2007 Enplaned Passengers August 2006 Rank August 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 3.557 1 3.179 11.9
2 Chicago-O'Hare 2.788 2 2.760 1.0
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2.299 3 2.169 6.0
4 Denver 2.176 4 2.026 7.4
5 Los Angeles 2.121 5 2.019 5.0
6 Las Vegas 1.893 6 1.795 5.5
7 Phoenix 1.720 7 1.637 5.1
8 Houston-Bush 1.488 9 1.444 3.1
9 Seattle 1.486 10 1.412 5.3
10 Orlando 1.445 12 1.300 11.1

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
August 2006 August 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 8.2 8.7 6.1 59.7 62.1 4.1
Flights (in thousands) 78.7 77.7 -1.3 582.7 586.7 0.7
Revenue Passenger-Miles(in billions) 21.0 22.6 7.7 151.8 160.4 5.7
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 25.7 27.2 6.0 188.9 199.1 5.4
Load Factor* 81.8 83.1 1.3 80.4 80.6 0.2
Flight Stage Length** 1,628.8 1,744.1 7.1 1,617.5 1,687.8 4.3
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,570.1 2,608.9 1.5 2,544.8 2,582.5 1.5

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 7.9 4.9
April 6.7 7.3 10.3 7.5 1.9
May 6.9 7.3 6.5 7.5 2.6
June 7.4 7.9 7.0 8.2 3.3
July 8.2 8.7 6.0 8.9 3.2
August 7.7 8.2 5.8 8.7 6.1
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    
8- Mo Total 56.3 59.7 5.9 62.1 4.1
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-August 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Aug 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Aug 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug  2006 Rank Jan-Aug 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 14,703.5 1 14,786.9 -0.6
2 Continental 8,289.7 3 7,653.5 8.3
3 United 8,135.4 2 8,235.0 -1.2
4 Delta 7,917.3 4 6,920.7 14.4
5 Northwest 6,752.1 5 6,621.1 2.0
6 US Airways 3,302.5 6 3,346.4 -1.3
7 Alaska 1,524.2 7 1,551.1 -1.7
8 ExpressJet 1,407.5 8 1,382.1 1.8
9 Executive 1,219.4 9 1,275.7 -4.4
10 America West 926.6 11 843.1 9.9

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 August 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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August 2007 Rank Carrier August 2007 Enplaned Passengers August 2006 Rank August 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 2,025.1 1 2,027.7 -0.1
2 Continental 1,194.9 3 1,087.8 9.8
3 Delta 1,139.5 4 1,017.9 11.9
4 United 1,100.9 2 111.7 -1.0
5 Northwest 910.3 5 887.9 2.5
6 US Airways 486.9 6 451.1 8.0
7 ExpressJet 217.2 7 201.9 7.6
8 Alaska 171.7 8 177.4 -3.2
9 Executive 171.3 9 169.1 1.3
10 Spirit 153.1 15 63.3 142.1

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-August 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Aug 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Aug 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2006 Rank Jan-Aug 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Miami 3,250.4 1 3,046.9 6.7
2 Atlanta 2,718.0 2 2,441.8 11.3
3 New York-JFK 2,674.9 3 2,411.1 10.9
4 Newark 2,556.4 4 2,340.3 9.2
5 Chicago-O'Hare 2,243.2 5 2,245.2 -0.1
6 Houston-Bush 2,167.8 6 2,081.7 4.1
7 Dallas-Ft. Worth 1,454.9 7 1,541.9 -5.6
8 Los Angeles 1,390.2 8 1,204.4 15.4
9 San Francisco 1,241.9 9 1,141.1 8.8
10 Detroit 1,123.9 10 1,112.6 1.0

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 August 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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August 2007 Rank Airport August 2007 Enplaned Passengers August 2006 Rank August 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Miami 433.0 1 388.1 11.6
2 New York-JFK 411.4 2 375.6 9.5
3 Newark 372.3 3 337.7 10.0
4 Atlanta 359.1 4 327.4 9.7
5 Chicago-O'Hare 290.6 5 299.0 -2.8
6 Houston-Bush 284.7 6 268.3 6.1
7 Los Angeles 194.7 8 160.9 21.0
8 Dallas-Ft. Worth 189.9 7 192.9 -1.6
9 San Francisco 167.2 9 151.3 10.5
10 Philadelphia 154.7 10 143.3 7.9

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

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.