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February 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 1.9 Percent from February 2009

February 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Down 1.9 Percent from February 2009

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 - U.S. airlines carried 48.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in February 2010, 1.9 percent fewer than they did in February 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data (Table 1). The February 2010 passenger total was 14.4 percent below that of two years ago in February 2008 (Table 2).

BTS, a part of DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, in a release of preliminary data, reported that U.S. airlines carried 2.4 percent fewer domestic passengers in February 2010 than in February 2009. The domestic passenger number was the lowest February total since 2003 (Table 7). The number of international passengers on U.S. carriers increased 1.7 percent over February 2009 (Tables 7, 13). The February 2010 load factors of 76.6 percent systemwide, 77.3 percent domestic and 74.4 percent international were the highest recorded for the month of February (Tables 1, 7, 13).

Additional traffic numbers can be found on the BTS website in the Airline Industry box. Click on a link in the column on the right. For more historic numbers, see Traffic on the BTS website.

For the first two months of 2010, the number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines was virtually unchanged from the same period in 2009 at 101.7 million (Table 2). The number of passengers declined 11.4 percent from the first two months of 2008 to the first two months of 2009.

U.S. airlines carried 0.2 percent fewer domestic passengers and 1.4 percent more international passengers in the first two months of 2010 than during the same period in 2009 (Tables 7, 13).

Top Airlines in February

In February, Delta Air Lines carried more total system and international passengers than any other U.S. airline (Tables 4, 16). Southwest Airlines carried the most domestic passengers (Tables 10).

During the first two months of 2010, Delta carried more total system passengers than any other U.S. airline (Table 3). Southwest carried the most domestic passengers and American carried the most international passengers in the first two months (Tables 9, 15). See notes under tables for more details on Delta's report.

Top Airports in February

In February, more total system and domestic passengers boarded planes at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International than at any other U.S. airport (Tables 6 and 12); and more international passengers boarded U.S. carriers at Miami International than at any other U.S. airport (Table 18).

During the first two months of 2010, more total system and domestic passengers boarded planes 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

In February, U.S. airlines operated 685,800 scheduled domestic and international flights, down 5.0 percent from the number of flights operated in February 2009 (Table 1). The number of domestic flights decreased 5.3 percent in February from a year earlier while international flights were down 1.8 percent (Tables 7, 13).

During the first two months of 2010, U.S. carriers operated 1.5 million domestic and international flights, 3.3 percent fewer than were operated during the same period in 2009 (Table 1). Domestic flights decreased 3.5 percent from the previous year while international flights were down 1.0 percent (Tables 7, 13).

For other comparisons from the first two months of 2009 to the first two months of 2010 and from February 2009 to February 2010, see the following tables:

System (Domestic + International) (Tables 1-6)

Table 1 (February and January through February):
Revenue passenger-miles (RPMs)
Available seat-miles (ASMs)
Passenger load factor
Flight stage length
Passenger trip length

Table 2
System scheduled enplanements on U.S. airlines by month since January 2008

Airline Rankings

Table 3
January through February: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Table 4
February: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Airport Rankings

Table 5
January through February: Top 10 airports by scheduled passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines

Table 6
February: Top 10 airports by scheduled passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines

Scheduled Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

Table 7 (February and January through February):
Domestic revenue passenger-miles (RPMs)
Domestic available seat-miles (ASMs)
Domestic passenger load factor
Domestic flight stage length
Domestic passenger trip length

Table 8
Domestic scheduled enplanements on U.S. airlines by month since January 2008

Airline Rankings

Table 9
January through February: Top 10 domestic airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Table 10
February: Top 10 domestic airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Airport Rankings

Table 11
January through February: Top 10 domestic airports by scheduled passenger enplanements

Table 12
February: Top 10 domestic airports by scheduled passenger enplanements

Scheduled International Air Travel on U.S. Airlines (Tables 13-18)

Table 13 (February and January through February):
International revenue passenger-miles on U.S. airlines (RPMs)
International available seat-miles on U.S. airlines (ASMs)
International passenger load factor on U.S. airlines
International flight stage length on U.S. airlines
International passenger trip length on U.S. airlines

Table 14
International scheduled enplanements on U.S. airlines by month since January 2008

Airline Rankings

Table 15
January through February: Top 10 U.S. airlines by scheduled international passenger enplanements

Table 16
February: Top 10 U.S. airlines by scheduled international passenger enplanements

Airport Rankings

Table 17
January through February: Top 10 airports by scheduled international passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines

Table 18
February: Top 10 airports by scheduled international passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines

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 82 carriers as of May 5 for U.S. carrier scheduled civilian operations. Go to http://www.transtats.bts.gov/releaseinfo.asp for the complete list of reporting and non-reporting carriers. 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/.

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. Use crosstabs to find scheduled service.

For domestic numbers through February and international numbers through November by origin as well as by carrier, 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. Use crosstabs to find scheduled service.

TranStats system and international totals do not include U.S. carriers' foreign point-to-point flights. For February, U.S. carriers reported 227,039 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through February, U.S. carriers reported 460,888 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled June 10 for the release of March traffic data.

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

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
Feb 2009 Feb 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 49.8 48.9 -1.9 101.6 101.7 0.0
Flights (in thousands) 721.9 685.8 -5.0 1,499.7 1,450.8 -3.3
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 52.7 52.7 -0.1 110.1 111.5 1.3
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 71.9 68.8 -4.2 150.6 146.7 -2.6
Load Factor* 73.3 76.6 3.3 73.1 76.0 2.9
Flight Stage Length** 716.0 724.3 1.2 718.2 727.1 1.2
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,057.7 1,077.2 1.8 1,083.6 1,097.3 1.3

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. Airlines

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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  2008 2009 2008-2009 Pct. Change 2010 2009-2010 Pct. Change
January 57.7 51.8 -10.2 52.8 1.9
February 57.1 49.8 -12.6 48.9 -1.9
March 67.7 61.0 -10.0    
April 63.2 59.5 -5.8    
May 66.0 59.7 -9.5    
June 68.0 63.6 -6.5    
July 70.5 68.1 -3.4    
August 67.8 65.0 -4.1    
September 54.2 54.7 0.8    
October 59.7 58.8 -1.4    
November 54.1 55.0 1.8    
December 57.4 57.0 -0.6    
2 Mo. Total 114.8 101.6 -11.4 101.7 0.0
Yr. Total 743.3 704.1 -5.3    

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-February 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements

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Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2009 Rank Jan-Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta** 15.119 3 10.002 51.2
2 Southwest 14.539 1 14.062 3.4
3 American 12.660 2 12.909 -1.9
4 United 7.820 4 8.166 -4.2
5 US Airways 7.492 5 7.890 -5.0
6 Continental 6.326 6 6.308 0.3
7 SkyWest 3.461 10 2.968 16.6
8 Jet Blue 3.391 8 3.296 2.9
9 AirTran 3.338 9 3.286 1.6
10 Alaska 2.283 11 2.219 2.9

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Delta filed separate passenger numbers for Delta and Northwest for January and February. BTS combined the numbers because Delta began operating in January with a single operating certificate following completion of the merger between the two airlines. BTS' TranStats database will show separate T-100, T-1, T-2 and T-3 traffic numbers for Delta and Northwest until Delta refiles a joint report. Northwest reported 6.116 million system passengers in Jan-Feb 2009.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 4: Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by February 2009 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Feb 2010 Rank Carrier Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2009 Rank Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta** 7.287 3 4.739 53.8
2 Southwest 6.963 1 7.068 -1.5
3 American 5.961 2 6.212 -4.0
4 United 3.721 4 3.954 -5.9
5 US Airways 3.610 5 3.842 -6.1
6 Continental 3.006 6 3.059 -1.7
7 SkyWest 1.718 10 1.472 16.7
8 JetBlue 1.642 8 1.636 0.3
9 AirTran 1.628 9 1.619 0.5
10 Alaska 1.103 11 1.091 1.1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Delta filed separate passenger numbers for Delta and Northwest for February. BTS combined the numbers because Delta began operating in January with a single operating certificate following completion of the merger between the two airlines. BTS' TranStats database will show separate T-100, T-1, T-2 and T-3 traffic numbers for Delta and Northwest until Delta refiles a joint report. Northwest reported 2.984 million system passengers in February 2009.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 5: Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by January- February 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2009 Rank Jan-Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 5.855 1 6.086 -3.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 4.060 2 3.972 2.2
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 3.815 3 3.795 0.5
4 Denver 3.492 4 3.371 3.6
5 Los Angeles 3.179 5 3.009 5.6
6 Phoenix 2.861 6 2.788 2.6
7 Houston Bush 2.758 8 2.711 1.7
8 Las Vegas 2.621 7 2.717 -3.5
9 Charlotte 2.563 9 2.556 0.3
10 Orlando 2.405 10 2.390 0.6

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Numbers do not include international enplanements on foreign carriers

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 6: Top 10 U.S. Airports ranked by February 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Feb 2010 Rank Airport Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2009 Rank Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 2.823 1 2.924 -3.5
2 Chicago O'Hare 1.997 2 1.965 1.6
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.814 3 1.856 -2.2
4 Denver 1.705 4 1.646 3.6
5 Los Angeles 1.503 5 1.455 3.3
6 Phoenix 1.392 7 1.351 3.0
7 Houston Bush 1.331 8 1.307 1.9
8 Charlotte 1.261 9 1.254 0.5
9 Las Vegas 1.260 6 1.355 -7.0
10 Orlando 1.146 10 1.165 -1.6

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Numbers do not include international enplanements on foreign carriers

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases.

Table 7: Domestic Scheduled Airline Travel on U.S. Airlines

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
Feb 2009 Feb 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 43.7 42.6 -2.4 88.5 88.3 -0.2
Flights (in thousands) 659.0 624.0 -5.3 1,368.1 1,320.5 -3.5
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 37.6 37.2 -1.2 76.9 77.7 1.0
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 50.0 48.1 -3.8 103.9 102.1 -1.7
Load Factor* 75.2 77.3 2.1 74.0 76.1 2.1
Flight Stage Length** 618.4 627.2 1.4 618.4 628.6 1.7
Passenger Trip Length*** 861.9 872.3 1.2 869.5 879.4 1.1

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. Airlines

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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  2008 2009 2008-2009 Pct. Change 2010 2009-2010 Pct. Change
January 50.2 44.8 -10.8 45.7 2.0
February 50.1 43.7 -12.9 42.6 -2.4
March 59.2 53.5 -9.6    
April 55.6 52.2 -6.1    
May 58.0 52.9 -8.8    
June 59.6 55.9 -6.2    
July 61.4 59.5 -3.2    
August 59.0 56.6 -4.1    
September 47.7 48.2 1.2    
October 53.0 52.3 -1.3    
November 47.7 48.8 2.3    
December 50.2 49.9 -0.7    
2 Mo. Total 100.4 88.5 -11.8 88.3 -0.2
Yr. Total 651.7 618.3 -5.1    

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- February 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2009 Rank Jan-Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 14.539 1 14.062 3.4
2 Delta* 12.167 3 8.364 45.5
3 American 9.659 2 9.864 -2.1
4 US Airways 6.515 4 6.862 -5.1
5 United 6.255 5 6.640 -5.8
6 Continental 4.441 7 4.558 -2.6
7 SkyWest 3.252 10 2.788 16.7
8 AirTran 3.237 8 3.265 -0.9
9 JetBlue 2.973 9 2.982 -0.3
10 American Eagle 2.130 11 2.014 5.8

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

* Delta filed separate passenger numbers for Delta and Northwest for January and February. BTS combined the numbers because Delta began operating in January with a single operating certificate following completion of the merger between the two airlines. BTS' TranStats database will show separate T-100, T-1, T-2 and T-3 traffic numbers for Delta and Northwest until Delta refiles a joint report. Northwest reported 4.662 million domestic passengers in Jan-Feb 2009.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 10: Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by February 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Feb 2010 Rank Carrier Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2009 Rank Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 6.963 1 7.068 -1.5
2 Delta* 5.897 3 4.013 47.0
3 American 4.587 2 4.817 -4.8
4 US Airways 3.135 4 3.330 -5.8
5 United 2.998 5 3.261 -8.1
6 Continental 2.145 7 2.233 -3.9
7 SkyWest 1.611 10 1.380 16.7
8 AirTran 1.573 8 1.609 -2.2
9 JetBlue 1.436 9 1.469 -2.2
10 American Eagle 1.026 11 1.014 1.1

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

** Delta filed separate passenger numbers for Delta and Northwest for February. BTS combined the numbers because Delta began operating in January with a single operating certificate following completion of the merger between the two airlines. BTS' TranStats database will show separate T-100, T-1, T-2 and T-3 traffic numbers for Delta and Northwest until Delta refiles a joint report. Northwest reported 2.300 million domestic passengers in February 2009.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 11: Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by January- February 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2009 Rank Jan-Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 5.284 1 5.508 -4.1
2 Chicago O'Hare 3.631 2 3.539 2.6
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 3.499 3 3.495 0.1
4 Denver 3.370 4 3.251 3.7
5 Los Angeles 2.922 5 2.777 5.2
6 Phoenix 2.720 7 2.650 2.6
7 Las Vegas 2.619 6 2.693 -2.7
8 Charlotte 2.385 8 2.381 0.2
9 Orlando 2.374 9 2.371 0.1
10 Houston Bush 2.243 10 2.224 0.9

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

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 12: Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by February 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Feb 2010 Rank Airport Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2009 Rank Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 2.548 1 2.659 -4.1
2 Chicago O'Hare 1.791 2 1.759 1.8
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.664 3 1.711 -2.8
4 Denver 1.641 4 1.585 3.5
5 Los Angeles 1.380 5 1.346 2.6
6 Phoenix 1.320 7 1.282 3.0
7 Las Vegas 1.259 6 1.342 -6.2
8 Charlotte 1.169 8 1.164 0.5
9 Orlando 1.130 9 1.155 -2.2
10 Houston Bush 1.085 10 1.072 1.2

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

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 13: International Scheduled Airline Travel on U.S. Airlines

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
Feb 2009 Feb 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 6.2 6.3 1.7 13.2 13.3 1.4
Flights (in thousands) 62.8 61.7 -1.8 131.6 130.3 -1.0
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 15.1 15.5 2.7 33.2 33.9 2.0
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 21.9 20.8 -5.2 46.7 44.6 -4.5
Load Factor* 68.9 74.5 5.6 71.1 76.0 4.9
Flight Stage Length** 1,739.8 1,705.8 -2.0 1,755.4 1,724.6 -1.8
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,444.4 2,470.4 1.1 2,523.9 2,539.3 0.6

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. Airlines

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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  2008 2009 2008-2009 Pct. Change 2010 2009-2010 Pct. Change
January 7.5 7.0 -6.4 7.1 1.2
February 6.9 6.2 -11.1 6.3 1.7
March 8.5 7.4 -12.5    
April 7.6 7.3 -3.8    
May 8.0 6.8 -14.8    
June 8.4 7.7 -8.6    
July 9.1 8.6 -4.8    
August 8.9 8.5 -4.5    
September 6.6 6.4 -1.7    
October 6.7 6.5 -2.8    
November 6.4 6.3 -2.3    
December 7.1 7.2 0.3    
2 Mo. Total 14.4 13.2 -8.6 13.3 1.4
Yr. Total 91.6 85.8 -6.3    

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- February 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Feb 2009 Rank Carrier Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan- Feb 2009 Rank Jan-Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 American 3,001.1 1 3,044.8 -1.4
2 Delta* 2,952.7 3 1,637.5 80.3
3 Continental 1,884.2 2 1,750.3 7.7
4 United 1,565.1 4 1,526.2 2.6
5 US Airways 977.1 6 1,028.3 -5.0
6 JetBlue 418.1 7 314.4 33.0
7 Alaska 292.1 8 295.7 -1.2
8 ExpressJet 281.2 9 254.6 10.4
9 SkyWest 208.3 11 180.1 15.7
10 Executive 207.6 12 172.0 20.7

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

* Delta filed separate passenger numbers for Delta and Northwest for January and February. BTS combined the numbers because Delta began operating in January with a single operating certificate following completion of the merger between the two airlines. BTS' TranStats database will show separate T-100, T-1, T-2 and T-3 traffic numbers for Delta and Northwest until Delta refiles a joint report. Northwest reported 1,454.0 thousand international passengers in Jan-Feb 2009.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 16: Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by February 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Feb 2010 Rank Carrier Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2009 Rank Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta* 1,390.3 3 726.6 91.3
2 American 1,373.8 1 1,394.9 -1.5
3 Continental 860.5 2 826.1 4.2
4 United 722.5 4 693.6 4.2
5 US Airways 474.6 6 512.6 -7.4
6 JetBlue 205.4 7 167.2 22.8
7 Alaska 138.0 8 142.2 -3.0
8 ExpressJet 130.2 9 124.4 4.7
9 SkyWest 107.0 10 91.2 17.4
10 Executive 98.3 13 79.1 24.3

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

* Delta filed separate passenger numbers for Delta and Northwest for February. BTS combined the numbers because Delta began operating in January with a single operating certificate following completion of the merger between the two airlines. BTS' TranStats database will show separate T-100, T-1, T-2 and T-3 traffic numbers for Delta and Northwest until Delta refiles a joint report. Northwest reported 684.6 thousand international passengers in February 2009.

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 17: Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by January- February 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2009 Rank Jan-Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Miami 810.9 1 802.1 1.1
2 Atlanta 570.5 2 578.6 -1.4
3 Newark 567.6 4 525.6 8.0
4 New York JFK 566.3 3 558.9 1.3
5 Houston Bush 514.9 5 488.0 5.5
6 Chicago O'Hare 429.6 6 433.0 -0.8
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 316.2 7 300.1 5.4
8 Los Angeles 256.9 8 232.6 10.5
9 Washington Dulles 211.7 9 214.2 -1.2
10 San Francisco 207.6 10 212.3 -2.2

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

* Numbers do not include international enplanements on foreign carriers

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 18: Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by February 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Feb 2010 Rank Airport Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2009 Rank Feb 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Miami 377.3 1 371.9 1.4
2 Atlanta 274.8 2 266.0 3.3
3 New York JFK 267.1 3 265.3 0.7
4 Newark 257.5 4 250.7 2.7
5 Houston Bush 246.5 5 235.1 4.8
6 Chicago O'Hare 205.9 6 205.7 0.1
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 150.3 7 144.2 4.3
8 Los Angeles 122.2 8 109.1 12.0
9 Minneapolis 100.7 9 107.9 -6.7
10 San Francisco 100.6 10 99.8 0.8

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

* Numbers do not include international enplanements on foreign carriers

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases