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February 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from February 2010

February 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 2.9 Percent from February 2010

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Passenger Load Factor on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic & International), Mar 2009-Feb 2011

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Passenger Load Factor on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic & International), Mar 2009-Feb 2011

Thursday, May 12, 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 50.1 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in February 2011. This is a 2.9 percent increase from February 2010 (Table 1).  The February 2011 passenger total was also 0.6 percent above that of two years ago in February 2009 but still remained 12.3 percent below the early recession level of February 2008 (Table 2).

BTS, a part of DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration, also reported that U.S. airlines carried 2.9 percent more domestic passengers in February 2011 than in February 2010. The number of international passengers on U.S. carriers in February 2011 increased 2.9 percent over February 2010 (Tables 7, 13). The February 2011 domestic load factor of 78.0 percent was the highest recorded for any February (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.

Trends

Passengers

Systemwide: U.S. airline systemwide passenger numbers began turning upward in early 2010 after declines that began in April 2008. From February 2008, two months before the first decline from the same month of the previous year, to February 2010, at the start of the upturn, the number of passengers carried by U.S. airlines declined 14.7 percent. From March 2010 to February 2011, passenger numbers on U.S. airlines increased 2.8 percent over the same period one year earlier. See Table 2 and previous Airline Traffic Press Releases.

Domestic: U.S. airline domestic passenger numbers showed the same pattern as the systemwide numbers but declined more sharply and have recovered more slowly. From February 2008 to February 2010, the number of domestic passengers carried by U.S. airlines declined 15.4 percent. From March 2010 to February 2011, domestic passenger numbers on U.S. airlines increased 2.3 percent over the same period one year earlier. See Table 8 and previous Airline Traffic Press Releases.

International: The decline in the number of international passengers on U.S. airlines did not start until September 2008, five months after the domestic drop-off began. The international decline was less severe, with a 10.1 percent decline in the number of passengers from February 2008 to February 2010. The recovery has been faster. From March 2010 to February 2011, international passenger numbers on U.S. airlines increased 6.5 percent over the same period one year earlier. See Table 14 and previous Airline Traffic Press Releases.

Load Factor

In February 2011, the systemwide load factor failed to attain record high levels for the first time in 19 consecutive months. Systemwide load factors, the combination of domestic and international, set all-time records for each month beginning with July 2009 as airlines reduced capacity for much of this period. In the latter half of 2010, airlines began adding new capacity, putting greater pressure on sustaining record high passenger load factors. Capacity in February, measured by available seat-miles, grew 4.9 percent from February 2010, compared to a 2.3 percent year-to-year growth rate in January. The increased growth in February was primarily driven by a 9.9 percent year-to-year international capacity increase. The increased capacity resulted in reduced February-to-February systemwide and international load factors. Domestic load factors in February again reached an all-time high for any February, continuing the trend that began in August 2009.

Top Airlines in February

In February, 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 two months of 2011, Southwest carried more total system and domestic passengers than any other U.S. airline (Tables 3, 15). American carried the most domestic passengers (Table 9).

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 2011, 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 than at any other U.S. airport (Table 17).

For other comparisons from the first two months of 2010 to the first two months of 2011 and from February 2010 to February 2011, 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 2009

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 2009

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 2009

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 81 carriers as of May 2 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 214,600 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through February, U.S. carriers reported 444,978 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled June 16 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 2010 Feb 2011 Change % 2010 2011 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 48.7 50.1 2.9 101.2 103.8 2.5
Flights (in thousands) 684.5 688.6 0.6 1,447.7 1,439.7 -0.6
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 52.4 54.5 3.9 111.1 115.2 3.7
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 68.6 71.9 4.9 146.1 151.2 3.5
Load Factor* 76.4 75.8 -0.6 76.0 76.2 0.2
Flight Stage Length** 721.6 740.1 2.6 724.5 743.0 2.6
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,077.2 1,088.2 1.0 1,097.4 1,110.3 1.2

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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  2009 2010 2009-2010 Pct. Change 2011 2010-2011 Pct. Change
January 51.8 52.6 1.4 53.7 2.2
February 49.8 48.7 -2.3 50.1 2.9
March 61.0 62.2 2.0    
April 59.5 59.6 0.2    
May 59.7 61.5 2.9    
June 63.6 65.0 2.3    
July 68.1 68.4 0.5    
August 65.0 66.3 1.9    
September 54.7 57.4 4.9    
October 58.8 62.1 5.6    
November 54.8 58.2 6.1    
December 56.9 58.6 2.9    
2 Mo. Total 101.7 101.2 -0.4 103.8 2.5
Yr. Total 703.9 720.5 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-February 2011 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Feb 2011 Rank Carrier Jan-Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Southwest 15.910 2 14.539 9.4
2 Delta 15.530 1 15.119 2.7
3 American 12.686 3 12.660 0.2
4 US Airways 7.811 5 7.492 4.3
5 United 7.407 4 7.820 -5.3
6 Continental 6.543 6 6.326 3.4
7 JetBlue 3.730 8 3.391 10.0
8 SkyWest 3.566 7 3.461 3.1
9 AirTran 3.318 9 3.290 0.9
10 Alaska 2.561 10 2.283 12.2

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

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 2011 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Feb 2011 Rank Carrier Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2010 Rank Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Southwest 7.602 2 6.963 9.2
2 Delta 7.575 1 7.287 3.9
3 American 5.980 3 5.961 0.3
4 US Airways 3.783 5 3.610 4.8
5 United 3.534 4 3.721 -5.0
6 Continental 3.090 6 3.006 2.8
7 JetBlue 1.817 8 1.642 10.7
8 SkyWest 1.726 7 1.718 0.5
9 AirTran 1.639 9 1.601 2.4
10 Alaska 1.249 10 1.103 13.3

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

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 2011 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Feb 2011 Rank Airport Jan-Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Atlanta 5.931 1 5.841 1.5
2 Chicago O'Hare 3.916 2 4.060 -3.6
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 3.853 3 3.804 1.3
4 Denver 3.624 4 3.485 4.0
5 Los Angeles 3.367 5 3.169 6.2
6 Phoenix 2.959 6 2.849 3.9
7 Charlotte 2.784 9 2.562 8.7
8 Las Vegas 2.723 8 2.608 4.4
9 Houston Bush 2.677 7 2.757 -2.9
10 Orlando 2.496 10 2.392 4.3

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 2011 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Feb 2011 Rank Airport Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2010 Rank Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Atlanta 2.951 1 2.820 4.6
2 Chicago O'Hare 1.906 2 1.997 -4.6
3 Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.829 3 1.809 1.1
4 Denver 1.759 4 1.701 3.4
5 Los Angeles 1.610 5 1.498 7.5
6 Phoenix 1.414 6 1.386 2.0
7 Charlotte 1.369 8 1.261 8.6
8 Las Vegas 1.287 9 1.254 2.6
9 Houston Bush 1.247 7 1.331 -6.3
10 Orlando 1.195 10 1.139 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 7: Domestic Scheduled Airline Travel on U.S. Airlines

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Monthly Year-to-Date
Feb 2010 Feb 2011 Change % 2010 2011 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 42.4 43.7 2.9 87.9 90.0 2.3
Flights (in thousands) 623.0 625.3 0.4 1,317.9 1,306.3 -0.9
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 37.0 38.3 3.5 77.3 79.5 2.8
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 47.8 49.1 2.7 101.6 102.9 1.3
Load Factor* 77.4 78.0 0.6 76.1 77.3 1.2
Flight Stage Length** 624.4 633.3 1.4 625.9 634.7 1.4
Passenger Trip Length*** 871.7 877.0 0.6 879.0 883.4 0.5

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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  2009 2010 2009-2010 Pct. Change 2011 2010-2011 Pct. Change
January 44.8 45.5 1.5 46.3 1.8
February 43.7 42.4 -2.8 43.7 2.9
March 53.5 54.4 1.7    
April 52.2 52.5 0.5    
May 52.9 53.8 1.7    
June 55.9 56.7 1.4    
July 59.5 59.1 -0.6    
August 56.6 57.4 1.4    
September 48.2 50.3 4.3    
October 52.3 54.8 4.9    
November 48.6 51.4 5.8    
December 49.8 51.1 2.6    
2 Mo. Total 88.5 87.9 -0.6 90.0 2.3
Yr. Total 618.1 629.5 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-February 2011 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Feb 2011 Rank Carrier Jan-Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Southwest 15.910 1 14.539 9.4
2 Delta 12.545 2 12.167 3.1
3 American 9.512 3 9.659 -1.5
4 US Airways 6.824 4 6.515 4.7
5 United 5.822 5 6.255 -6.9
6 Continental 4.378 6 4.441 -1.4
7 SkyWest 3.320 7 3.252 2.1
8 JetBlue 3.264 9 2.973 9.8
9 AirTran 3.227 8 3.237 -0.3
10 Alaska 2.255 11 1.991 13.2

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 10. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by February 2011 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Feb 2011 Rank Carrier Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2010 Rank Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Southwest 7.602 1 6.963 9.2
2 Delta 6.191 2 5.897 5.0
3 American 4.528 3 4.587 -1.3
4 US Airways 3.323 4 3.135 6.0
5 United 2.810 5 2.998 -6.3
6 Continental 2.104 6 2.145 -1.9
7 SkyWest 1.603 7 1.611 -0.4
8 JetBlue 1.597 9 1.436 11.2
9 AirTran 1.593 8 1.572 1.3
10 Alaska 1.098 11 0.965 13.8

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 11. Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by January-February 2011 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Feb 2011 Rank Airport Jan-Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Atlanta 5.344 1 5.271 1.4
2 Dallas/Ft. Worth 3.520 3 3.488 0.9
3 Denver 3.509 4 3.363 4.3
4 Chicago O'Hare 3.487 2 3.630 -3.9
5 Los Angeles 3.084 5 2.912 5.9
6 Phoenix 2.824 6 2.708 4.3
7 Las Vegas 2.720 7 2.606 4.4
8 Charlotte 2.590 8 2.384 8.7
9 Orlando 2.455 9 2.361 4.0
10 Houston Bush 2.146 10 2.243 -4.3

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 2011 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Feb 2011 Rank Airport Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2010 Rank Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Atlanta 2.666 1 2.545 4.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 1.711 2 1.791 -4.5
3 Denver 1.701 4 1.638 3.9
4 Dallas/Ft. Worth 1.675 3 1.659 1.0
5 Los Angeles 1.475 5 1.376 7.1
6 Phoenix 1.350 6 1.314 2.7
7 Las Vegas 1.285 7 1.253 2.6
8 Charlotte 1.276 8 1.169 9.1
9 Orlando 1.177 9 1.123 4.8
10 San Francisco 1.013 12 0.974 3.9

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

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Monthly Year-to-Date
Feb 2010 Feb 2011 Change % 2010 2011 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 6.2 6.4 2.9 13.3 13.8 3.9
Flights (in thousands) 61.5 63.2 2.8 129.9 133.4 2.7
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 15.4 16.2 5.0 33.8 35.7 5.8
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 20.7 22.8 9.9 44.5 48.3 8.7
Load Factor* 74.4 71.1 -3.3 76.0 73.9 -2.1
Flight Stage Length** 1,706.1 1,797.1 5.3 1,725.0 1,803.4 4.5
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,474.0 2,523.7 2.0 2,542.6 2,588.3 1.8

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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  2009 2010 2009-2010 Pct. Change 2011 2010-2011 Pct. Change
January 7.0 7.0 0.9 7.4 4.8
February 6.2 6.2 1.2 6.4 2.9
March 7.4 7.8 4.7    
April 7.3 7.2 -1.8    
May 6.8 7.6 12.2    
June 7.7 8.3 8.4    
July 8.6 9.3 7.5    
August 8.5 8.9 4.9    
September 6.4 7.0 9.4    
October 6.5 7.3 11.8    
November 6.3 6.7 7.8    
December 7.2 7.5 5.0    
2 Mo. Total 13.2 13.3 1.1 13.8 3.9
Yr. Total 85.8 91.0 6.0    

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 2011 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Feb 2011 Rank Carrier Jan-Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan- Feb 2010 Rank Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 American 3,173.6 1 3,001.1 5.7
2 Delta 2,984.9 2 2,952.7 1.1
3 Continental 2,165.1 3 1,884.2 14.9
4 United 1,584.5 4 1,565.1 1.2
5 US Airways 986.9 5 977.1 1.0
6 JetBlue 466.7 6 418.1 11.6
7 Alaska 306.6 7 292.1 5.0
8 SkyWest 246.6 9 208.3 18.4
9 Spirit 210.8 12 164.9 27.8
10 ExpressJet 207.6 8 281.2 -26.2

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

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases

Table 16. Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by February 2011 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Feb 2011 Rank Carrier Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2010 Rank Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 American 1,451.3 2 1,373.8 5.6
2 Delta 1,383.8 1 1,390.3 -0.5
3 Continental 985.8 3 860.5 14.6
4 United 724.0 4 722.5 0.2
5 US Airways 460.1 5 474.6 -3.0
6 JetBlue 220.2 6 205.4 7.2
7 Alaska 151.0 7 138.0 9.4
8 SkyWest 122.3 9 107.0 14.2
9 ExpressJet 93.9 8 130.2 -27.9
10 Spirit 93.8 12 72.9 28.7

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

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 2011 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Feb 2011 Rank Airport Jan-Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Feb 2010 Rank Jan-Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Miami 867.8 1 810.9 7.0
2 New York JFK 623.7 4 566.3 10.1
3 Atlanta 587.2 2 570.5 2.9
4 Newark 556.1 3 567.6 -2.0
5 Houston Bush 530.2 5 514.9 3.0
6 Chicago O'Hare 428.5 6 429.6 -0.3
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 333.5 7 316.2 5.5
8 Los Angeles 282.5 8 256.9 10.0
9 San Francisco 226.7 10 207.6 9.2
10 Washington Dulles 218.6 9 211.7 3.2

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 2011 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Feb 2011 Rank Airport Feb 2011 Enplaned Passengers Feb 2010 Rank Feb 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Miami 403.9 1 377.3 7.1
2 New York JFK 294.4 3 267.1 10.2
3 Atlanta 284.6 2 274.8 3.6
4 Newark 256.7 4 257.5 -0.3
5 Houston Bush 242.0 5 246.5 -1.8
6 Chicago O'Hare 195.1 6 205.9 -5.3
7 Dallas/Ft. Worth 154.1 7 150.4 2.5
8 Los Angeles 135.7 8 122.2 11.1
9 San Francisco 108.3 10 100.6 7.6
10 Washington Dulles 99.5 13 88.3 12.7

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