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October 2007 Airline Traffic Data: 10-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.6 Percent From 2006

October 2007 Airline Traffic Data: 10-Month 2007 System Traffic Up 3.6 Percent From 2006

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Dave Smallen
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Thursday, January 10, 2008 - U.S. airlines carried 646.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers on their systems during the first 10 months of 2007. This is a 3.6 percent increase, or nearly 23 million more passengers than compared to the same period in 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data (Table 1).

BTS, a part of DOTs Research and Innovative Technology Administration, reported that the combined domestic and international load factor of 80.5 percent from January through October was a record for the 10-month period (Table 1).

U.S. airlines would carry a record number of passengers in 2007 if growth over 2006 is sustained for the rest of the year.

U.S. airlines carried 3.5 percent more domestic passengers and 4.5 percent more international passengers during the first 10 months of 2007 than during the same period in 2006 (Tables 7, 13).

In October, the most recent data month, U.S. airlines carried 64.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers, 4.0 percent more than in October 2006 (Table 2). The number of domestic passengers increased 3.7 percent in October from a year earlier and international passengers increased 6.1 percent (Tables 7, 13).

Top Airlines

Southwest Airlines carried more total system and more domestic passengers for the first 10 months than any other U.S. airline (Tables 3 and 9). American Airlines carried more international passengers than any U.S. carrier (Table 15).

America West Airlines and US Airways are now operating under a single certificate and are reporting jointly as US Airways for the first time. Numbers reported as US Airways in this release for previous years do not include America Wests numbers. See the notes for system, domestic and international airline ranking tables 3, 4, 9, 10, 15 and 16 for 2007 and 2006 passenger numbers previously reported for America West.

Top Airports

More total system and domestic passengers boarded planes in the first 10 months at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International than at any other U.S. airport (Tables 5 and 11); and more international passengers boarded U.S. carriers at Miami International than at any other U.S. airport (Table 17).

Flights Operated

U.S. carriers operated 8.9 million domestic and international flights in the first 10 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 0.6 percent (Tables 7, 13).

In October, U.S. airlines operated 902,200 scheduled domestic and international flights, up 0.9 percent from the number of flights operated in October 2006 (Table 1). The number of domestic flights increased 1.0 percent in October from a year earlier while international flights increased 0.7 percent (Tables 7, 13).

System Comparisons (Tables 1-6)

In other total system comparisons from the first 10 months of 2006 to the first 10 months of 2007 and from October 2006 to October 2007 (Table 1):

Revenue passenger-miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 4.1 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, RPMs were up 5.0 percent.

Available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 2.9 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, ASMs were up 3.1 percent.

Passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.9 load factor points to 80.5 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, load factor was up 1.3 load factor points to 78.6 percent.

Flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 1.3 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, flight stage length was up 2.0 percent.

Passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was up 0.4 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, passenger trip length was up 1.0 percent.

Among U.S. airlines, Southwest carried 85.6 million passengers on its system from January to October, the most of any airline (Table 3). In October, Southwest carried 8.5 million passengers on its system, the most of any airline (Table 4).

Among airports, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the busiest U.S. airport from January through October, with 35.7 million domestic and international passenger boardings (Table 5). In October, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 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 570.2 million scheduled domestic passengers during the first 10 months of 2007, up 3.5 percent from the 551.0 million carried during the same period in 2006 (Table 7). The passengers were carried on 8.2 million flights, up 0.9 percent from the number of flights operated in 2006 (Table 7).

In the most recent month, October, the airlines carried 57.2 million scheduled domestic passengers, up 3.7 percent from the passengers carried during October 2006 (Table 8). The passengers were carried on 836,100 flights, up 1.0 percent from the 828,100 flights operated in October 2006 (Table 7).

In other domestic comparisons from the first 10 months of 2006 to the first 10 months of 2007 and from October 2006 to October 2007 (Table 7):

Domestic revenue passenger-miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 3.3 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, domestic RPMs were up 4.1 percent.

Domestic available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 1.9 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, domestic ASMs were up 2.8 percent.

Domestic passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 1.1 load factor points to 80.6 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, domestic load factor was up 1.1 load factor points to 78.6 percent.

Domestic flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 0.6 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, domestic flight stage length was up 1.7 percent.

Domestic passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was down 0.2 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, domestic passenger trip length was up 0.3 percent.

Southwest carried 85.6 million domestic passengers in the first 10 months of 2007, the most of any airline (Table 9). In October, Southwest carried 8.5 million domestic passengers, the most of any airline (Table 10).

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the busiest domestic airport in the first 10 months of 2007, with 32.4 million domestic passenger boardings (Table 11). In October, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the busiest domestic airport with 3.4 million domestic passenger boardings (Table 12).

International Air Travel (Tables 13-18)

U.S. airlines carried 76.0 million scheduled international passengers during the first 10 months of 2007, up 4.5 percent from the 72.7 million carried during the same period in 2006 (Table 14). The passengers were carried on 718,600 flights, up 0.6 percent from the 714,100 flights operated in 2006 (Table 13).

In the most recent month, October, the airlines carried 7.0 million scheduled international passengers, up 6.1 percent from the passengers carried during October 2006. The passengers were carried on 66,200 flights, up 0.7 percent from the 65,700 flights operated in October 2006 (Table 13).

In other international comparisons from the first 10 months of 2006 to the first 10 months of 2007 and from October 2006 to October 2007 (Table 13):

International revenue passenger-miles (RPMs), a measure of the number of passengers and the distance flown, were up 6.0 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, international RPMs were up 7.4 percent.

International available seat-miles (ASMs), a measure of airline capacity using the number of seats and the distance flown, were up 5.3 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, international ASMs were up 4.1 percent.

International passenger load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, was up 0.6 load factor points to 80.3 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, international load factor was up 2.2 load factor points to 79.1 percent.

International flight stage length, the average non-stop distance flown per departure, was up 4.4 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, international flight stage length was up 3.4 percent.

International passenger trip length, the average distance flown per passenger, was up 1.5 percent in the first 10 months of 2007. In October, international passenger trip length was up 1.2 percent.

American carried 18.1 million international passengers in the first 10 months of 2007, the most of any U.S. airline (Table 15). In October, American carried 1.7 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 10 months of 2007, with 4.0 million international passenger boardings (Table 17). In October, Miami was the busiest international airport with 380,247 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 90 carriers as of Jan. 2 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 October and international numbers through July 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 October, U.S. carriers reported 234,514 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through October, U.S. carriers reported 2,491,157 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled Feb. 14 for the release of November traffic data.

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

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
Oct 2006 Oct 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 61.6 64.1 4.0 623.6 646.1 3.6
Flights (in thousands) 893.8 902.2 0.9 8,825.3 8,901.6 0.9
Revenue Passenger Miles(in billions) 65.1 68.3 5.0 669.6 696.8 4.1
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 84.2 86.9 3.1 841.3 865.5 2.9
Load Factor* 77.3 78.6 1.3 79.6 80.5 0.9
Flight Stage Length** 690.1 704.1 2.0 697.6 706.3 1.3
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,055.9 1,066.2 1.0 1,073.7 1,078.4 0.4

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 56.4 -0.7 59.2 4.9
October 59.9 61.6 2.9 64.1 4.0
November 58.7 60.3 2.7    
December 59.5 60.7 2.1    
10- Mo Total 620.4 623.6 0.5 646.1 3.6
Yr. Total 738.6 744.7 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- October 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Oct 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Oct 2006 Rank Jan-Oct  2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 85.559 2 80.343 6.5
2 American 82.257 1 82.379 -0.1
3 Delta 61.503 3 61.726 -0.4
4 United 57.981 4 58.359 -0.6
5 Northwest 45.360 5 45.873 -1.1
6 Continental 41.095 6 38.970 5.5
7 US Airways** 33.336 7 30.508 9.3
8 AirTran 19.835 9 16.628 19.3
9 Sky West 18.577 10 16.286 14.1
10 JetBlue 17.761 12 15.139 17.3

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** US Airways Jan-Oct 2007 numbers include only US Airways for Jan-Sept and a combined number for the merged US Airways and America West in October. For Jan-Sept 2007, America West reported 15.657 million enplaned system passengers. The 2006 number was reported separately by US Airways. For Jan-Oct 2006, America West reported 17.789 million enplaned system passengers.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Oct 2007 Rank Carrier Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Oct 2006 Rank Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 8.524 1 8.140 4.7
2 American 8.181 2 7.853 4.2
3 Delta 6.070 3 6.023 0.8
4 United 5.651 4 5.778 -2.2
5 US Airways** 4.700 7 3.014 56.0
6 Northwest 4.422 5 4.630 -4.5
7 Continental 3.958 6 3.782 4.7
8 AirTran 2.021 11 1.605 25.9
9 SkyWest 1.906 9 1.704 11.8
10 JetBlue 1.624 12 1.546 5.1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** US Airways 2007 number is the report of the merged US Airways and America West. The 2006 number was reported separately by US Airways. America West reported 1.706 million system passengers in October 2006.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Oct 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Oct  2006 Rank Jan-Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 35.696 1 33.937 5.2
2 Chicago O'Hare 28.944 2 29.035 -0.3
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 23.446 3 23.616 -0.7
4 Denver 20.080 5 19.078 5.3
5 Los Angeles 19.926 4 19.279 3.4
6 Las Vegas 17.923 6 17.494 2.5
7 Phoenix 17.295 7 17.030 1.6
8 Houston-Bush 16.749 8 16.534 1.3
9 Detroit Metro 14.486 9 14.392 0.7
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul 14.131 10 14.258 -0.9

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 October 2007 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Oct 2007 Rank Airport Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Oct 2006 Rank Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 3.674 1 3.424 7.3
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.950 2 2.953 -0.1
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2.362 3 2.332 1.3
4 Denver 1.994 4 1.881 6.0
5 Los Angeles 1.904 5 1.860 2.4
6 Las Vegas 1.830 6 1.813 0.9
7 Phoenix 1.680 7 1.675 0.3
8 Houston-Bush 1.638 8 1.596 2.6
9 Detroit-Metro 1.457 9 1.472 -1.0
10 Charlotte 1.432 13 1.259 13.7

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
Oct 2006 Oct 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 55.1 57.2 3.7 551.0 570.2 3.5
Flights (in thousands) 828.1 836.1 1.0 8,111.3 8,183.1 0.9
Revenue Passenger Miles(in billions) 47.1 49.1 4.1 481.7 497.6 3.3
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 60.8 62.5 2.8 605.7 617.4 1.9
Load Factor* 77.5 78.6 1.1 79.5 80.6 1.1
Flight Stage Length** 606.7 617.3 1.7 614.6 618.1 0.6
Passenger Trip Length*** 855.7 858.5 0.3 874.4 872.7 -0.2

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 57.2 -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 52.3 4.7
October 53.7 55.1 2.5 57.2 3.7
November 52.8 53.9 2.1    
December 52.8 53.5 1.4    
10- Mo Total 551.7 551.0 -0.1 570.2 3.5
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- October 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Oct 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Oct  2006 Rank Jan-Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 85.559 1 80.343 6.5
2 American 64.193 2 64.398 -0.3
3 Delta 51.846 3 53.219 -2.6
4 United 47.922 4 48.214 -0.6
5 Northwest 36.993 5 37.657 -1.8
6 Continental 31.038 6 29.717 4.4
7 US Airways** 29.244 7 26.538 10.2
8 AirTran 19.798 9 16.564 19.5
9 Sky West 17.660 10 15.604 13.2
10 JetBlue 17.132 12 14.811 15.7

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

** US Airways Jan-Oct 2007 numbers include only US Airways for Jan-Sept and a combined number for the merged US Airways and America West in October. For Jan-Sept 2007, America West reported 14.667 million enplaned domestic passengers. The 2006 number was reported separately by US Airways. For Jan-Oct 2006, America West reported 16.772 million enplaned domestic passengers.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Oct 2007 Rank Carrier Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Oct 2006 Rank Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Southwest 8.524 1 8.140 4.7
2 American 6.479 2 6.248 3.7
3 Delta 5.218 3 5.244 -0.5
4 United 4.688 4 4.827 -2.9
5 US Airways** 4.286 7 2.705 58.4
6 Northwest 3.618 5 3.835 -5.7
7 Continental 3.072 6 2.980 3.1
8 AirTran 2.021 10 1.602 26.1
9 SkyWest 1.817 8 1.624 11.9
10 JetBlue 1.572 12 1.513 3.9

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

** US Airways 2007 number is the report of the merged US Airways and America West. The 2006 number was reported separately by US Airways. America West reported 1.611 million domestic passengers in October 2006.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Oct 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Oct 2006 Rank Jan-Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 32.399 1 30.969 4.6
2 Chicago-O'Hare 26.158 2 26.244 -0.3
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 21.670 3 21.750 -0.4
4 Denver 19.499 4 18.580 4.9
5 Los Angeles 18.242 5 17.810 2.4
6 Las Vegas 17.776 6 17.349 2.5
7 Phoenix 16.764 7 16.490 1.7
8 Houston-Bush 14.163 8 14.059 0.7
9 Orlando 13.813 10 13.222 4.5
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul 13.149 9 13.315 -1.2

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 October 2007 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Oct 2007 Rank Airport Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Oct 2006 Rank Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Atlanta 3.387 1 3.166 7.0
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.681 2 2.687 -0.2
3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 2.198 3 2.167 1.4
4 Denver 1.939 4 1.84 5.4
5 Las Vegas 1.811 5 1.799 0.7
6 Los Angeles 1.753 6 1.725 1.7
7 Phoenix 1.632 7 1.626 0.4
8 Houston-Bush 1.42 8 1.393 1.9
9 Charlotte 1.373 11 1.204 14.1
10 Detroit-Metro 1.318 9 1.342 -1.7

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
Oct 2006 Oct 2007 Change % 2006 2007 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 6.6 7.0 6.1 72.7 76.0 4.5
Flights (in thousands) 65.7 66.2 0.7 714.1 718.6 0.6
Revenue Passenger-Miles(in billions) 18.0 19.3 7.4 187.9 199.3 6.0
Available Seat-Miles(in billions) 23.4 24.4 4.1 235.6 248.1 5.3
Load Factor* 76.9 79.1 2.2 79.7 80.3 0.6
Flight Stage Length** 1,741.5 1,801.2 3.4 1,639.8 1,711.5 4.4
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,739.8 2,773.1 1.2 2,585.4 2,623.0 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 6.1
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 6.5 4.1 6.9 6.5
October 6.2 6.6 6.4 7.0 6.1
November 5.9 6.4 8.4    
December 6.7 7.2 7.3    
10- Mo Total 68.7 72.7 5.8 76.0 4.5
Yr. Total 81.3 86.3 6.1    

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- October 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Oct 2007 Rank Carrier Jan-Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Oct  2006 Rank Jan-Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 18,064.0 1 17,981.0 0.5
2 United 10,059.0 2 10,144.3 -0.8
3 Continental 10,058.0 3 9,253.8 8.7
4 Delta 9,657.2 4 8,507.0 13.5
5 Northwest 8,366.9 5 8,216.0 1.8
6 US Airways** 4,092.2 6 3,970.0 3.1
7 Alaska 1,819.1 7 1,843.9 -1.3
8 Express Jet 1,727.7 8 1,690.0 2.2
9 Executive 1,465.0 9 1,498.0 -2.2
10 Spirit 1,048.8 14 616.1 70.2

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

** US Airways Jan-Oct 2007 numbers include only US Airways for Jan-Sept and a combined number for the merged US Airways and America West in October. For Jan-Sept 2007, America West reported 990.3 thousand enplaned international passengers. The 2006 number was reported separately by US Airways. For Jan-Oct 2006, America West reported 1,016.9 thousand enplaned domestic passengers.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

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

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Oct 2007 Rank Carrier Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Oct 2006 Rank Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 American 1,701.9 1 1,604.6 6.1
2 United 963.5 2 951.2 1.3
3 Continental 886.0 3 802.3 10.4
4 Delta 852.2 5 778.6 9.5
5 Northwest 804.0 4 795.2 1.1
6 US Airways** 414.7 6 308.6 34.4
7 Express Jet 165.0 7 157.9 4.5
8 Alaska 155.8 8 154.0 1.2
9 Executive 131.2 9 120.0 9.4
10 Continental Micronesia 95.4 10 99.4 -4.0

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

** US Airways 2007 number is the report of the merged US Airways and America West. The 2006 number was reported separately by US Airways. America West reported 94.1 thousand international passengers in October 2006.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

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

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Oct 2007 Rank Airport Jan-Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Oct 2006 Rank Jan-Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Miami 3,986.3 1 3,692.6 8.0
2 Atlanta 3,297.5 3 2,968.3 11.1
3 New York-JFK 3,296.9 2 2,979.1 10.7
4 Newark 3,144.8 4 2,868.7 9.6
5 Chicago-O'Hare 2,786.3 5 2,790.2 -0.1
6 Houston-Bush 2,585.7 6 2,474.9 4.5
7 Dallas-Ft. Worth 1,776.2 7 1,865.9 -4.8
8 Los Angeles 1,683.6 8 1,469.4 14.6
9 San Francisco 1,551.8 9 1,426.2 8.8
10 Detroit-Metro 1,400.9 10 1,372.5 2.1

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 October 2007 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Oct 2007 Rank Airport Oct 2007 Enplaned Passengers Oct 2006 Rank Oct 2006 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2006-2007
1 Miami 380.2 1 333.1 14.2
2 New York-JFK 298.9 2 277.5 7.7
3 Newark 294.3 4 265.8 10.7
4 Atlanta 286.4 5 257.6 11.2
5 Chicago-O'Hare 268.6 3 266.2 0.9
6 Houston-Bush 217.9 6 203.2 7.2
7 Dallas-Ft. Worth 164.0 7 165.6 -0.9
8 San Francisco 159.3 8 146.6 8.7
9 Los Angeles 150.9 9 135.5 11.4
10 Detroit-Metro 138.7 10 130.4 6.4

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

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.