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November 2010 Airline System Traffic Up 6.1 Percent from November 2009

November 2010 Airline System Traffic Up 6.1 Percent from November 2009

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Dave Smallen
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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 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 58.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in November 2010 (Table 1). The 6.1 percent increase from November 2009 is the largest year-to-year rise since August 2007. The November 2010 passenger total was also 7.4 percent above that of two years ago in November 2008 but still remained 6.1 percent below the pre-recession level of November 2007 (Table 2).

BTS, a part of DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, also reported that U.S. airlines carried 5.8 percent more domestic passengers in November 2010 than in November 2009. The number of international passengers on U.S. carriers in November 2010 increased 7.8 percent over November 2009 (Tables 7, 13). The November 2010 load factors of 80.4 percent systemwide, 81.1 percent domestic and 78.4 percent international were the highest recorded for any November (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 11 months of 2010, the number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines increased 2.3 percent from the same period in 2009 to 661.8 million (Table 2). The number of passengers declined 3.5 percent from the first 11 months of 2008 to the first 11 months of 2010.

U.S. airlines carried 1.8 percent more domestic passengers and 6.0 percent more international passengers in the first 11 months of 2010 than during the same period in 2009 (Tables 7, 13).

Top Airlines in November

In November, Southwest Airlines carried more total system and domestic passengers than any other U.S. airline (Tables 4, 10). American Airlines carried the most international passengers (Table 16).

During the first 11 months of 2010, Delta carried more total system and international passengers than any other U.S. airline (Tables 3, 15). Southwest carried the most domestic passengers (Table 9). See notes under airline ranking tables for more details on Delta's report.

Top Airports in November

In November, 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 than at any other U.S. airport (Table 18).

During the first 11 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 November, U.S. airlines operated 765,100 scheduled domestic and international flights, up 1.5 percent from the number of flights operated in November 2009 (Table 1). The number of domestic flights increased 1.4 percent in November from a year earlier while international flights were up 3.1 percent (Tables 7, 13).

During the first 11 months of 2010, U.S. carriers operated 8.7 million domestic and international flights, 0.6 percent fewer than were operated during the same period in 2009 (Table 1). Domestic flights decreased 0.9 percent from the previous year while international flights were up 2.9 percent (Tables 7, 13).

For other comparisons from the first 11 months of 2009 to the first 11 months of 2010 and from November 2009 to November 2010, see the following tables:

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

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

Table 4
November: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Airport Rankings

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

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

Scheduled Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

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

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

Airport Rankings

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

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

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

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

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

Airport Rankings

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

Table 18
November: 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 81 carriers as of Feb. 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 November, 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 November and international numbers through August 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 November, U.S. carriers reported 226,471 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through November, U.S. carriers reported 2,516,168 foreign point-to-point passengers.

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

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

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Monthly Year-to-Date
Nov 2009 Nov 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 54.8 58.1 6.1 646.9 661.8 2.3
Flights (in thousands) 753.6 765.1 1.5 8,780.6 8,729.9 -0.6
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 58.2 62.5 7.4 707.0 733.1 3.7
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 73.7 77.7 5.4 879.4 892.1 1.4
Load Factor* 79.0 80.4 1.4 80.4 82.2 1.8
Flight Stage Length** 707.8 727.1 2.7 716.9 729.7 1.8
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,061.0 1,074.4 1.3 1,093.0 1,107.7 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 52.5 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 65.0 2.3
July 70.5 68.1 -3.4 68.4 0.5
August 67.8 65.0 -4.1 66.2 1.9
September 54.2 54.7 0.8 57.3 4.9
October 59.7 58.8 -1.5 62.1 5.6
November 54.1 54.8 1.4 58.1 6.1
December 57.4 56.9 -0.8
11 Mo. Total 685.9 646.9 -5.7 661.8 2.3
Yr. Total 743.3 703.8 -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-November 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Nov 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Nov 2009 Rank Jan-Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta** 102.196 3 62.386 63.8
2 Southwest 97.821 1 92.983 4.6
3 American 78.992 2 78.644 0.4
4 United 49.857 4 51.685 -3.5
5 US Airways 47.539 5 46.966 1.2
6 Continental 39.784 6 40.238 -1.1
7 AirTran 22.556 8 21.992 2.6
8 SkyWest 22.252 10 19.441 14.5
9 JetBlue 22.160 9 20.421 8.5
10 ExpressJet 15.222 14 12.093 25.9

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Delta's January-November 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-November 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 37.824 million system passengers in January-November 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 November 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Nov 2010 Rank Carrier Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Nov 2009 Rank Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 8.859 1 8.255 7.3
2 Delta** 8.802 3 5.281 66.7
3 American 6.872 2 6.689 2.7
4 US Airways 4.221 5 3.896 8.3
5 United 4.194 4 4.135 1.4
6 Continental 3.462 6 3.356 3.2
7 AirTran 2.034 8 1.932 5.2
8 JetBlue 1.989 9 1.767 12.5
9 SkyWest 1.945 10 1.677 16.0
10 American Eagle 1.378 11 1.346 2.4

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Delta's November 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The November 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 2.859 million system passengers in November 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-November 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Nov 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Nov 2009 Rank Jan-Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 39.095 1 38.419 1.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 27.773 2 26.687 4.1
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 24.460 3 24.077 1.6
4 Denver 22.935 4 21.760 5.4
5 Los Angeles 20.906 5 19.811 5.5
6 Houston Bush 17.065 6 16.961 0.6
7 Phoenix 17.043 8 16.756 1.7
8 Charlotte 16.971 9 15.667 8.3
9 Las Vegas 16.439 7 16.896 -2.7
10 San Francisco 15.363 11 14.651 4.9

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Nov 2010 Rank Airport Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Nov 2009 Rank Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 3.461 1 3.286 5.3
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.414 2 2.262 6.7
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2.178 3 2.085 4.5
4 Denver 1.935 4 1.779 8.8
5 Los Angeles 1.848 5 1.708 8.2
6 Charlotte 1.573 9 1.344 17.1
7 Phoenix 1.541 6 1.477 4.3
8 Houston Bush 1.505 8 1.458 3.2
9 Las Vegas 1.456 7 1.466 -0.6
10 San Francisco 1.375 10 1.290 6.5

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
Nov 2009 Nov 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 48.6 51.4 5.8 568.2 578.3 1.8
Flights (in thousands) 693.0 702.6 1.4 8,047.9 7,975.6 -0.9
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 41.6 44.3 6.7 495.3 507.8 2.5
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 52.5 54.6 4.0 610.0 616.7 1.1
Load Factor* 79.2 81.1 1.9 81.2 82.3 1.1
Flight Stage Length** 617.6 630.0 2.0 617.5 627.6 1.6
Passenger Trip Length*** 855.8 862.7 0.8 871.8 878.0 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 56.7 1.4
July 61.4 59.5 -3.2 59.1 -0.6
August 59.0 56.6 -4.1 57.4 1.4
September 47.7 48.2 1.1 50.3 4.3
October 53.0 52.3 -1.3 54.8 4.9
November 47.7 48.6 1.9 51.4 5.8
December 50.2 49.8 -0.9
11 Mo. Total 601.5 568.2 -5.5 578.3 1.8
Yr. Total 651.7 618.0 -5.2    

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-November 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Nov 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Nov 2009 Rank Jan-Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 97.281 1 92.983 4.6
2 Delta* 82.854 3 51.282 61.6
3 American 60.326 2 60.750 -0.7
4 US Airways 41.386 5 40.985 1.0
5 United 39.981 4 42.097 -5.0
6 Continental 28.011 7 29.218 -4.1
7 AirTran 22.119 8 21.855 1.2
8 SkyWest 20.793 9 18.324 13.5
9 JetBlue 19.341 10 18.273 5.8
10 American Eagle 13.923 11 13.765 1.1

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

* Delta's January-November 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-November 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 30.106 million domestic passengers in January-November 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 November 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Nov 2010 Rank Carrier Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Nov 2009 Rank Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 8.859 1 8.255 7.3
2 Delta* 7.336 3 4.455 64.7
3 American 5.271 2 5.178 1.8
4 US Airways 3.771 4 3.479 8.4
5 United 3.397 5 3.370 0.8
6 Continental 2.518 6 2.495 0.9
7 AirTran 1.993 8 1.921 3.8
8 SkyWest 1.831 9 1.585 15.5
9 JetBlue 1.777 10 1.576 12.7
10 American Eagle 1.293 11 1.255 3.1

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

* Delta's November 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The November 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 2.301 million domestic passengers in November 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-November 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Nov 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Nov 2009 Rank Jan-Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 35.403 1 34.846 1.6
2 Chicago O'Hare 24.993 2 23.989 4.2
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 22.452 3 22.275 0.8
4 Denver 22.308 4 21.162 5.4
5 Los Angeles 19.393 5 18.442 5.2
6 Las Vegas 16.424 6 16.783 -2.1
7 Phoenix 16.303 7 16.139 1.0
8 Charlotte 15.846 8 14.694 7.8
9 Orlando 14.137 10 13.681 3.3
10 Houston Bush 14.032 9 14.125 -0.7

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 November 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Nov 2010 Rank Airport Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Nov 2009 Rank Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 3.179 1 3.024 5.1
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.198 2 2.053 7.1
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2.002 3 1.926 4.0
4 Denver 1.892 4 1.736 9.0
5 Los Angeles 1.710 5 1.582 8.1
6 Charlotte 1.486 8 1.270 17.0
7 Phoenix 1.475 7 1.424 3.6
8 Las Vegas 1.454 6 1.459 -0.3
9 Orlando 1.283 11 1.154 11.2
10 San Francisco 1.253 10 1.187 5.5

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
Nov 2009 Nov 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 6.3 6.7 7.8 78.7 83.5 6.0
Flights (in thousands) 60.6 62.5 3.1 732.7 754.2 2.9
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 16.6 18.1 9.2 211.7 225.3 6.4
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 21.3 23.1 8.7 269.5 275.4 2.2
Load Factor* 77.9 78.4 0.5 78.6 81.8 3.2
Flight Stage Length** 1,738.7 1,818.7 4.6 1,808.2 1,809.1 0.1
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,655.5 2,689.7 1.3 2,690.0 2,699.8 0.4

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 8.3 8.4
July 9.1 8.6 -4.8 9.3 7.5
August 8.9 8.5 -4.5 8.9 4.9
September 6.6 6.4 -1.7 7.0 9.4
October 6.7 6.5 -2.8 7.3 11.8
November 6.4 6.3 -2.3 6.7 7.8
December 7.1 7.2 0.3
11 Mo. Total 84.5 78.7 -6.8 83.5 6.0
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-November 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Nov 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Nov 2009 Rank Jan-Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta* 19,341.6 2 11,103.5 74.2
2 American 18,665.9 1 17,893.3 4.3
3 Continental 11,772.9 3 11,020.1 6.8
4 United 9,876.4 4 9,588.3 3.0
5 US Airways 6,152.7 6 5,981.0 2.9
6 JetBlue 2,819.3 7 2,148.6 31.2
7 ExpressJet 1,639.6 8 1,644.5 -0.3
8 SkyWest 1,459.5 10 1,117.5 30.6
9 Alaska 1,432.7 9 1,322.2 8.4
10 Executive 1,106.8 11 1,059.7 4.4

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

* Delta's January-November 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-November 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 7718.4 thousand international passengers in January-November 2009.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

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

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Nov 2010 Rank Carrier Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Nov 2009 Rank Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 American 1,600.2 1 1,511.2 5.9
2 Delta* 1,465.4 3 825.9 77.4
3 Continental 944.3 2 860.4 9.8
4 United 797.1 4 765.8 4.1
5 US Airways 449.8 6 416.6 8.0
6 JetBlue 212.4 7 191.5 10.9
7 Alaska 140.7 9 131.6 6.9
8 ExpressJet 126.2 8 145.2 -13.1
9 SkyWest 113.4 11 91.7 23.6
10 Continental Micronesia 111.8 13 81.3 37.6

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

* Delta's November 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The November 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 557.3 thousand international passengers in November 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-November 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Nov 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Nov 2009 Rank Jan-Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Miami 4,661.8 1 4,498.1 3.6
2 New York JFK 4,406.5 2 3,948.4 11.6
3 Newark 3,727.6 4 3,525.7 5.7
4 Atlanta 3,692.2 3 3,573.4 3.3
5 Houston Bush 3,032.7 5 2,836.6 6.9
6 Chicago O'Hare 2,780.3 6 2,697.5 3.1
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2,008.5 7 1,801.7 11.5
8 Los Angeles 1,513.8 10 1,369.1 10.6
9 Philadelphia 1,512.5 8 1,444.9 4.7
10 San Francisco 1,464.7 11 1,364.3 7.4

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

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Nov 2010 Rank Airport Nov 2010 Enplaned Passengers Nov 2009 Rank Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Miami 419.2 1 399.5 4.9
2 New York JFK 356.9 2 322.0 10.8
3 Newark 286.2 3 275.4 3.9
4 Atlanta 281.5 4 261.9 7.5
5 Houston Bush 265.4 5 244.0 8.8
6 Chicago O'Hare 215.5 6 208.3 3.4
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 176.3 7 159.2 10.7
8 Los Angeles 137.8 8 126.4 9.0
9 San Francisco 122.2 10 103.5 18.1
10 Washington Dulles 116.0 9 117.6 -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