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May 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from May 2009

May 2010 Airline Traffic Data: System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from May 2009

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 61.5 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in May 2010. This is a 2.9 percent increase from May 2009 (Table 1). The May 2010 passenger total was 6.8 percent below that of two years ago in May 2008 (Table 2).

BTS, a part of DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, also reported that U.S. airlines carried 1.7 percent more domestic passengers in May 2010 than in May 2009. The number of international passengers on U.S. carriers increased 12.2 percent over May 2009 (Tables 7, 13). The May 2010 load factors of 82.3 percent systemwide, 82.6 percent domestic and 81.7 percent international were the highest recorded for any May (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 five months of 2010, the number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines increased 0.9 percent from the same period in 2009 at 284.5 million (Table 2). The number of passengers declined 8.7 percent from the first five months of 2008 to the first five months of 2010.

U.S. airlines carried 0.6 percent more domestic passengers and 3.4 percent more international passengers in the first five months of 2010 than during the same period in 2009 (Tables 7, 13).

Top Airlines in May

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

During the first five 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 five months (Tables 9, 15). See notes under airline ranking tables for more details on Delta's report.

Top Airports in May

In May, 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 New York JFK than at any other U.S. airport (Table 18).

During the first five 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 May, U.S. airlines operated 807,300 scheduled domestic and international flights, down 0.8 percent from the number of flights operated in May 2009 (Table 1). The number of domestic flights decreased 1.4 percent in May from a year earlier while international flights were up 6.3 percent (Tables 7, 13).

During the first five months of 2010, U.S. carriers operated 3.8 million domestic and international flights, 2.0 percent fewer than were operated during the same period in 2009 (Table 1). Domestic flights decreased 2.2 percent from the previous year while international flights were up 0.4 percent (Tables 7, 13).

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

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

Table 1 (May and January through May):
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 May: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Table 4
May: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Airport Rankings

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

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

Scheduled Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

Table 7 (May and January through May):
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 May: Top 10 domestic airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

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

Airport Rankings

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

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

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

Table 13 (May and January through May):
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 May: Top 10 U.S. airlines by scheduled international passenger enplanements

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

Airport Rankings

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

Table 18
May: 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 80 carriers as of Aug. 3 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 May, 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 May and international numbers through February 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 May, U.S. carriers reported 223,212 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through May, U.S. carriers reported 1,167,568 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled Sept. 16 for the release of June traffic data.

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

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Monthly Year-to-Date
May 2009 May 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 59.7 61.5 2.9 281.9 284.5 0.9
Flights (in thousands) 813.6 807.3 -0.8 3,928.0 3,849.2 -2.0
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 65.0 68.0 4.5 304.6 310.4 1.9
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 81.6 82.6 1.2 394.1 388.5 -1.4
Load Factor* 79.7 82.3 2.6 77.3 79.9 2.6
Flight Stage Length** 715.4 728.2 1.8 718.3 724.9 0.9
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,088.3 1,106.0 1.6 1,080.7 1,091.0 1.0

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

*Change in load factor points

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

*** The average distance flown per passenger in miles

Note: Percent changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Table 2: Total System (Domestic and International) Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. 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 52.5 1.4
February 57.1 49.8 -12.6 48.7 -2.3
March 67.7 61.0 -10.0 62.2 2.0
April 63.2 59.5 -5.8 59.6 0.2
May 66.0 59.7 -9.5 61.5 2.9
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 -1.5
November 54.1 55.0 1.8
December 57.4 57.1 -0.4
5 Mo. Total 311.7 281.9 -9.6 284.5 0.9
Yr. Total 743.3 704.2 -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-May 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-May 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-May 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2009 Rank Jan-May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta** 43.020 3 26.970 59.5
2 Southwest 41.687 1 40.550 2.8
3 American 34.698 2 34.799 -0.3
4 United 21.563 4 22.557 -4.4
5 US Airways 20.766 5 21.332 -2.7
6 Continental 17.388 6 17.665 -1.6
7 AirTran 9.623 8 9.326 3.2
8 SkyWest 9.544 10 8.163 16.9
9 JetBlue 9.519 9 9.038 5.3
10 American Eagle 6.409 11 6.182 3.7

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Delta's January-May 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-May 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 16.762 million system passengers in January-May 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 May 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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May 2010 Rank Carrier May 2010 Enplaned Passengers May 2009 Rank May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta** 9.394 3 5.662 65.9
2 Southwest 9.081 1 8.686 4.5
3 American 7.379 2 7.224 2.1
4 United 4.662 4 4.743 -1.7
5 US Airways 4.452 5 4.414 0.9
6 Continental 3.669 6 3.684 -0.4
7 AirTran 2.127 8 2.001 6.3
8 SkyWest 2.043 10 1.758 16.2
9 JetBlue 1.981 9 1.824 8.6
10 ExpressJet 1.465 14 1.093 34.1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Delta's May 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The May 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 3.493 million system passengers in May 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- May 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-May 2010 Rank Airport Jan-May 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2009 Rank Jan-May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 16.787 1 16.603 1.1
2 Chicago O'Hare 11.742 2 11.401 3.0
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 10.568 3 10.411 1.5
4 Denver 9.712 4 9.240 5.1
5 Los Angeles 8.839 5 8.400 5.2
6 Phoenix 7.829 6 7.683 1.9
7 Houston Bush 7.444 8 7.405 0.5
8 Las Vegas 7.248 7 7.589 -4.5
9 Charlotte 7.162 9 6.994 2.4
10 Orlando 6.599 10 6.528 1.1

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 May 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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May 2010 Rank Airport May 2010 Enplaned Passengers May 2009 Rank May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 3.727 1 3.598 3.6
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.643 2 2.497 5.8
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2.284 3 2.218 3.0
4 Denver 2.107 4 1.967 7.1
5 Los Angeles 1.915 5 1.804 6.1
6 Phoenix 1.611 7 1.566 2.9
7 Charlotte 1.597 9 1.496 6.8
8 Houston Bush 1.593 8 1.532 3.9
9 Las Vegas 1.569 6 1.605 -2.2
10 San Francisco 1.426 11 1.368 4.2

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
May 2009 May 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 52.9 53.8 1.7 247.2 248.6 0.6
Flights (in thousands) 747.8 737.4 -1.4 3,590.1 3,510.0 -2.2
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 46.0 47.0 2.1 214.9 217.5 1.2
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 56.5 56.9 0.7 273.0 270.8 -0.8
Load Factor* 81.4 82.6 1.2 78.7 80.3 1.6
Flight Stage Length** 615.5 625.5 1.6 619.1 626.8 1.2
Passenger Trip Length*** 868.5 872.3 0.4 869.2 874.8 0.7

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 45.5 1.5
February 50.1 43.7 -12.9 42.4 -2.8
March 59.2 53.5 -9.6 54.4 1.7
April 55.6 52.2 -6.1 52.5 0.5
May 58.0 52.9 -8.8 53.8 1.7
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 1.1
October 53.0 52.3 -1.3
November 47.7 48.8 2.3
December 50.2 50.0 -0.5
5 Mo. Total 273.2 247.2 -9.5 248.6 0.6
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-May 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-May 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-May 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2009 Rank Jan-May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 41.687 1 40.550 2.8
2 Delta* 35.010 3 22.464 55.9
3 American 26.710 2 26.910 -0.7
4 US Airways 18.001 4 18.502 -2.7
5 United 17.356 5 18.464 -6.0
6 Continental 12.281 7 12.827 -4.3
7 AirTran 9.438 8 9.264 1.9
8 SkyWest 8.962 10 7.700 16.4
9 JetBlue 8.342 9 8.147 2.4
10 American Eagle 5.998 11 5.827 2.9

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

* Delta's January-May 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-May 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 13.128 million domestic passengers in January-May 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 May 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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May 2010 Rank Carrier May 2010 Enplaned Passengers May 2009 Rank May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 9.081 1 8.686 4.5
2 Delta* 7.658 3 4.695 63.1
3 American 5.668 2 5.659 0.2
4 US Airways 3.849 5 3.860 -0.3
5 United 3.725 4 3.906 -4.6
6 Continental 2.608 7 2.727 -4.4
7 AirTran 2.083 8 1.993 4.5
8 SkyWest 1.911 9 1.666 14.7
9 JetBlue 1.729 10 1.646 5.1
10 ExpressJet 1.311 14 0.978 34.0

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

* Delta's May 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The May 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 2.813 million domestic passengers in May 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-May 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-May 2010 Rank Airport Jan-May 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2009 Rank Jan-May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 15.196 1 15.030 1.1
2 Chicago O'Hare 10.548 2 10.202 3.4
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 9.710 3 9.638 0.7
4 Denver 9.393 4 8.940 5.1
5 Los Angeles 8.164 5 7.806 4.6
6 Phoenix 7.466 7 7.358 1.5
7 Las Vegas 7.243 6 7.525 -3.8
8 Charlotte 6.663 8 6.503 2.5
9 Orlando 6.504 9 6.467 0.6
10 Houston Bush 6.113 10 6.166 -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 May 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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May 2010 Rank Airport May 2010 Enplaned Passengers May 2009 Rank May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 3.369 1 3.256 3.5
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.363 2 2.236 5.6
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2.097 3 2.069 1.4
4 Denver 2.046 4 1.918 6.7
5 Los Angeles 1.772 5 1.696 4.5
6 Las Vegas 1.568 6 1.593 -1.6
7 Phoenix 1.543 7 1.519 1.6
8 Charlotte 1.481 8 1.396 6.1
9 Houston Bush 1.322 9 1.316 0.4
10 Orlando 1.304 10 1.281 1.8

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
May 2009 May 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 6.8 7.6 12.2 34.7 35.9 3.4
Flights (in thousands) 65.7 69.9 6.3 338.0 339.2 0.4
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 19.0 21.0 10.4 89.8 92.9 3.5
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 25.1 25.7 2.5 121.1 117.7 -2.8
Load Factor* 75.7 81.7 6.0 74.2 78.9 4.7
Flight Stage Length** 1,851.9 1,812.3 -2.1 1,772.3 1,739.6 -1.8
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,800.5 2,756.0 -1.6 2,588.4 2,589.6 0.0

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 7.0 0.9
February 6.9 6.2 -11.1 6.2 1.2
March 8.5 7.4 -12.5 7.8 4.7
April 7.6 7.3 -3.8 7.2 -1.8
May 8.0 6.8 -14.8 7.6 12.2
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
5 Mo. Total 38.5 34.7 -9.8 35.9 3.4
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-May 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-May 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-May 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2009 Rank Jan-May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta* 8,010.0 3 4,506.0 77.8
2 American 7,987.5 1 7,888.9 1.2
3 Continental 5,106.8 2 4,838.6 5.5
4 United 4,207.2 4 4,092.3 2.8
5 US Airways 2,764.9 6 2,829.9 -2.3
6 JetBlue 1,177.5 7 890.7 32.2
7 ExpressJet 744.5 9 667.1 11.6
8 Alaska 738.6 8 718.4 2.8
9 SkyWest 581.9 10 463.0 25.7
10 Executive 535.8 11 460.2 16.4

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

* Delta's January-May 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-May 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 3,633.6 thousand international passengers in January-May 2009.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

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

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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May 2010 Rank Carrier May 2010 Enplaned Passengers May 2009 Rank May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta* 1,735.2 2 966.8 79.5
2 American 1,710.4 1 1,565.1 9.3
3 Continental 1,061.0 3 956.4 10.9
4 United 937.0 4 837.3 11.9
5 US Airways 603.0 6 553.9 8.9
6 JetBlue 251.8 7 178.2 41.3
7 ExpressJet 153.5 8 114.2 34.4
8 Alaska 134.7 9 104.8 28.6
9 SkyWest 131.5 12 92.0 42.9
10 Executive 108.8 10 99.4 9.5

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

* Delta's May 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The May 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 680.0 thousand international passengers in May 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-May 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-May 2010 Rank Airport Jan-May 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-May 2009 Rank Jan-May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Miami 2,061.4 1 2,008.2 2.6
2 New York JFK 1,688.4 2 1,584.4 6.6
3 Newark 1,602.1 4 1,539.2 4.1
4 Atlanta 1,591.1 3 1,572.6 1.2
5 Houston Bush 1,331.1 5 1,239.0 7.4
6 Chicago O'Hare 1,193.7 6 1,198.6 -0.4
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 857.4 7 772.8 11.0
8 Los Angeles 675.1 8 593.8 13.7
9 Philadelphia 614.8 10 588.2 4.5
10 Washington Dulles 597.9 9 589.6 1.4

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 May 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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May 2010 Rank Airport May 2010 Enplaned Passengers May 2009 Rank May 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 New York JFK 421.9 2 359.9 17.2
2 Miami 421.9 1 394.4 7.0
3 Atlanta 357.3 3 341.1 4.7
4 Newark 351.8 4 336.7 4.5
5 Chicago O'Hare 280.5 5 260.9 7.5
6 Houston Bush 270.9 6 216.2 25.3
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 187.0 7 149.7 24.9
8 Philadelphia 159.0 8 139.7 13.8
9 San Francisco 145.2 10 124.9 16.2
10 Los Angeles 142.5 11 107.8 32.2

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