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December 2010 Airline System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from December 2009

December 2010 Airline System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from December 2009

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Thursday, March 10, 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 58.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in December 2010. This is a 2.9 percent increase from December 2009 (Table 1). The December 2010 passenger total was 2.1 percent above that of two years ago in December 2008 but still remained 3.6 percent below the pre-recession level of 60.8 million in December 2007 (Table 2).

BTS, a part of DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, also reported that U.S. airlines carried 2.6 percent more domestic passengers in December 2010 than in December 2009. The number of international passengers on U.S. carriers in December 2010 increased 4.8 percent over December 2009 (Tables 7, 13). The December 2010 load factors of 80.7 percent systemwide and 80.8 percent domestic were the highest recorded for any December (Tables 1, 7).

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 full year 2010, the number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines increased 2.4 percent from 2009 to 720.4 million. The number of passengers declined 3.1 percent from the full year 2008 to the full year 2010 (Table 2).

U.S. airlines carried 1.9 percent more domestic passengers and 5.9 percent more international passengers in the full year 2010 than in 2009 (Tables 7, 13).

Top Airlines in December

In December, 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).

Delta Air Lines, following its merger with Northwest Airlines, carried more total system passengers in 2010 than any other U.S. airline for the first time since 2001 (Table 3) Southwest carried the most passengers during the previous three years. Southwest carried more domestic passengers in 2010 than any other U.S. airline for the seventh consecutive year (Table 9). Delta carried more international passengers in 2010 than any other U.S. carrier after American had carried the most for 20 consecutive years (Table 15).

Top Airports in December

In December, 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).

More total system and domestic passengers boarded planes in 2010 at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International than at any other U.S. airport for the 15th consecutive year (Tables 5 and 11); and more international passengers boarded U.S. carriers at Miami International than at any other U.S. airport for the 16th consecutive year (Table 17).

Flights Operated

In December, U.S. airlines operated 767,500 scheduled domestic and international flights, down 0.3 percent from the number of flights operated in December 2009 (Table 1). The number of domestic flights decreased 0.5 percent in December from a year earlier while international flights were up 1.6 percent (Tables 7, 13).

During the year 2010, U.S. carriers operated 9.5 million domestic and international flights, 0.5 percent fewer than were operated during 2009 (Table 1). Domestic flights decreased 0.8 percent from the previous year while international flights were up 2.8 percent (Tables 7, 13).

For other comparisons from the full year 2009 to 2010 and from December 2009 to December 2010, see the following tables:

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

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

Table 4
December: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Airport Rankings

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

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

Scheduled Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

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

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

Airport Rankings

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

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

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

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

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

Airport Rankings

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

Table 18
December: 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 March 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 December, 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 December and international numbers through September 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 December, U.S. carriers reported 235,285 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through December, U.S. carriers reported 2,751,453 foreign point-to-point passengers.

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

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

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Monthly Year-to-Date
Dec 2009 Dec 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 56.9 58.6 2.9 703.8 720.4 2.4
Flights (in thousands) 769.7 767.5 -0.3 9,550.3 9,505.0 -0.5
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 62.4 64.9 4.1 769.4 798.0 3.7
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 77.6 80.4 3.6 957.1 972.5 1.6
Load Factor* 80.4 80.7 0.3 80.4 82.1 1.7
Flight Stage Length** 724.2 742.8 2.6 717.5 730.2 1.8
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,095.6 1,108.6 1.2 1,093.2 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 66.3 1.9
September 54.2 54.7 0.8 57.4 4.9
October 59.7 58.8 -1.5 62.1 5.7
November 54.1 54.8 1.4 58.2 6.1
December 57.4 56.9 -0.8 58.6 2.9
Yr. Total 743.3 703.8 -5.3 720.4 2.4

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-December 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2009 Rank Jan-Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta** 110.925 3 67.745 63.7
2 Southwest 106.228 1 101.338 4.8
3 American 86.129 2 85.720 0.5
4 United 54.080 4 56.025 -3.5
5 US Airways 51.814 5 50.975 1.6
6 Continental 43.479 6 43.946 -1.1
7 AirTran 24.558 8 23.968 2.5
8 SkyWest 24.218 10 21.246 14.0
9 JetBlue 24.199 9 22.378 8.1
10 Alaska 16.478 12 15.523 6.1

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Delta's January-December 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-December 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 40.865 million system passengers in January-December 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 December 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Dec 2010 Rank Carrier Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2009 Rank Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 8.946 1 8.355 7.1
2 Delta** 8.729 3 5.359 62.9
3 American 7.137 2 7.077 0.8
4 US Airways 4.275 5 4.009 6.6
5 United 4.223 4 4.339 -2.7
6 Continental 3.695 6 3.707 -0.3
7 JetBlue 2.039 9 1.957 4.2
8 AirTran 2.003 8 1.976 1.3
9 SkyWest 1.966 10 1.805 8.9
10 Alaska 1.438 11 1.317 9.2

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Delta's December 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The December 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 3.041 million system passengers in December 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-December 2010 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2009 Rank Jan-Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 42.509 1 41.722 1.9
2 Chicago O'Hare 30.015 2 28.979 3.6
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 26.709 3 26.247 1.8
4 Denver 24.950 4 23.659 5.5
5 Los Angeles 22.834 5 21.642 5.5
6 Houston Bush 18.697 6 18.584 0.6
7 Phoenix 18.639 7 18.303 1.8
8 Charlotte 18.525 9 17.060 8.6
9 Las Vegas 17.791 8 18.244 -2.5
10 San Francisco 16.746 11 15.990 4.7

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Dec 2010 Rank Airport Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2009 Rank Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 3.414 1 3.303 3.4
2 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2.249 3 2.170 3.6
3 Chicago O'Hare 2.242 2 2.293 -2.2
4 Denver 2.015 4 1.898 6.1
5 Los Angeles 1.928 5 1.830 5.3
6 Houston Bush 1.632 6 1.623 0.6
7 Phoenix 1.596 7 1.547 3.2
8 Charlotte 1.555 8 1.393 11.6
9 San Francisco 1.383 11 1.339 3.3
10 Las Vegas 1.352 9 1.347 0.4

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
Dec 2009 Dec 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 49.8 51.1 2.6 618.0 629.5 1.9
Flights (in thousands) 703.0 699.7 -0.5 8,750.9 8,683.0 -0.8
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 43.6 45.1 3.3 539.0 552.9 2.6
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 54.6 55.8 2.1 664.6 672.5 1.2
Load Factor* 79.9 80.8 0.9 81.1 82.2 1.1
Flight Stage Length** 629.5 640.8 1.8 618.5 628.2 1.6
Passenger Trip Length*** 876.8 883.0 0.7 872.2 878.3 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 -0.5
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 51.1 2.6
Yr. Total 651.7 618.0 -5.2 629.5 1.9

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-December 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2009 Rank Jan-Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 106.228 1 101.338 4.8
2 Delta* 89.952 3 55.627 61.7
3 American 65.711 2 66.142 -0.7
4 US Airways 45.141 5 44.515 1.4
5 United 43.307 4 45.571 -5.0
6 Continental 30.606 7 31.915 -4.1
7 AirTran 24.078 8 23.807 1.1
8 SkyWest 22.646 9 20.026 13.1
9 JetBlue 21.129 10 20.008 5.6
10 American Eagle 15.170 11 14.966 1.4

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

* Delta's January-December 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-December 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 32.532 million domestic passengers in January-December 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 December 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Dec 2010 Rank Carrier Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2009 Rank Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Southwest 8.946 1 8.355 7.1
2 Delta* 7.097 3 4.345 63.4
3 American 5.385 2 5.392 -0.1
4 US Airways 3.754 4 3.530 6.4
5 United 3.326 5 3.474 -4.2
6 Continental 2.595 6 2.697 -3.8
7 AirTran 1.958 8 1.952 0.3
8 SkyWest 1.853 10 1.702 8.9
9 JetBlue 1.788 9 1.736 3.0
10 Alaska 1.273 12 1.156 10.2

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

* Delta's December 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The December 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 2.426 million domestic passengers in December 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-December 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2009 Rank Jan-Nov 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 38.476 1 37.805 1.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 26.994 2 26.045 3.6
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 24.501 3 24.269 1.0
4 Denver 24.268 4 23.007 5.5
5 Los Angeles 21.164 5 20.125 5.2
6 Phoenix 17.828 7 17.618 1.2
7 Las Vegas 17.774 6 18.129 -2.0
8 Charlotte 17.292 8 15.996 8.1
9 Orlando 15.438 10 14.884 3.7
10 Houston Bush 15.334 9 15.444 -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 December 2010 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Dec 2010 Rank Airport Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2009 Rank Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Atlanta 3.073 1 2.959 3.9
2 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2.049 3 1.994 2.8
3 Chicago O'Hare 2.002 2 2.056 -2.6
4 Denver 1.960 4 1.844 6.3
5 Los Angeles 1.771 5 1.682 5.3
6 Phoenix 1.525 6 1.478 3.2
7 Charlotte 1.445 9 1.303 10.9
8 Las Vegas 1.351 7 1.346 0.3
9 Houston Bush 1.301 8 1.319 -1.3
10 Orlando 1.301 11 1.202 8.2

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
Dec 2009 Dec 2010 Change % 2009 2010 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 7.2 7.5 4.8 85.8 90.9 5.9
Flights (in thousands) 66.7 67.8 1.6 799.4 822.0 2.8
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 18.7 19.8 5.9 230.4 245.1 6.4
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 23.0 24.6 7.1 292.5 300.1 2.6
Load Factor* 81.3 80.5 -0.8 78.8 81.7 2.9
Flight Stage Length** 1,722.0 1,796.4 4.3 1,801.0 1,808.1 0.4
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,618.2 2,646.1 1.1 2,684.1 2,695.4 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 7.5 4.8
Yr. Total 91.6 85.8 -6.3 90.9 5.9

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-December 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Carrier Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2009 Rank Jan-Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Delta* 20,973.6 2 12,117.8 73.1
2 American 20,417.2 1 19,578.0 4.3
3 Continental 12,872.5 3 12,030.5 7.0
4 United 10,773.2 4 10,454.1 3.1
5 US Airways 6,673.3 6 6,460.0 3.3
6 JetBlue 3,069.4 7 2,369.8 29.5
7 ExpressJet 1,771.4 8 1,800.9 -1.6
8 Alaska 1,597.4 9 1,482.8 7.7
9 SkyWest 1,572.3 10 1,220.5 28.8
10 Spirit 1,227.1 12 1,134.8 8.1

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

* Delta's January-December 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The January-December 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 8,333.1 thousand international passengers in January-December 2009.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

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

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Dec 2010 Rank Carrier Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2009 Rank Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 American 1,751.3 1 1,684.7 4.0
2 Delta* 1,632.0 2 1,014.3 60.9
3 Continental 1,099.6 3 1,010.4 8.8
4 United 896.8 4 865.8 3.6
5 US Airways 520.7 6 479.0 8.7
6 JetBlue 250.2 7 221.2 13.1
7 Alaska 164.6 8 160.7 2.5
8 Spirit 132.9 12 98.6 34.8
9 ExpressJet 131.9 9 156.3 -15.6
10 SkyWest 112.8 11 103.0 9.5

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

* Delta's December 2010 number is the report of the merged Delta and Northwest. The December 2009 numbers were reported separately by Delta and Northwest. Northwest reported 614.7 thousand international passengers in December 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-December 2010 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Airport Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2009 Rank Jan-Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Miami 5,133.7 1 4,959.8 3.5
2 New York JFK 4,800.6 2 4,322.9 11.1
3 Newark 4,035.4 4 3,846.9 4.9
4 Atlanta 4,033.0 3 3,917.3 3.0
5 Houston Bush 3,363.4 5 3,140.3 7.1
6 Chicago O'Hare 3,020.4 6 2,933.7 3.0
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 2,208.1 7 1,978.1 11.6
8 Los Angeles 1,670.4 10 1,517.3 10.1
9 Philadelphia 1,628.1 8 1,550.7 5.0
10 San Francisco 1,596.6 11 1,484.3 7.6

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

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Dec 2010 Rank Airport Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2009 Rank Dec 2009 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2009-2010
1 Miami 471.9 1 461.7 2.2
2 New York JFK 394.2 2 374.4 5.3
3 Atlanta 340.8 3 343.8 -0.9
4 Houston Bush 330.8 5 303.6 8.9
5 Newark 307.8 4 321.3 -4.2
6 Chicago O'Hare 240.1 6 236.2 1.6
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 199.6 7 176.4 13.2
8 Los Angeles 156.7 8 148.2 5.7
9 San Francisco 131.9 10 120.0 9.9
10 Washington Dulles 129.2 9 131.0 -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