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December 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent from December 2010

December 2011 Airline System Traffic Up 0.5 Percent from December 2010

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Passenger Load Factor on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic & International), January 2010-December 2011

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Passenger Load Factor on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic and International), January 2010-December 2011

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 58.9 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in December 2011, 0.6 percent more domestic passengers and 0.3 percent more international passengers than in December 2010. These increases resulted in a systemwide increase of 0.5 percent in passengers from December 2010 (Tables 1, 7, 13).  The December 2011 passenger total was 3.4 percent above that of two years ago in December 2009 (Table 2).

BTS, a part of DOTs Research and Innovative Technology Administration, also reported in a release of preliminary data the system load factor of 80.8 percent and the domestic load factor of 81.2 percent were record highs for the month of December (Tables 1, 7).

U.S. airlines carried 730.0 million total system passengers during the full year 2011, up 1.3 percent from 2010 (Table 2). Domestically, they carried 637.5 million passengers, up 1.3 percent from 2010 (Table 8). Internationally, they carried 92.5 million passengers, up 1.7 percent from 2010 (Table 14). Systemwide, domestic and international annual totals were the highest since 2008. See Tables 2, 8 and 14 of Air Traffic Press Releases for previous year numbers.

Additional traffic numbers can be found on the BTS website in the Airlines and Airports box. Click on a link in the column on the right.

Load Factor and Capacity

In 2011, the domestic load factor was at an all-time high while the international load factor declined from the all-time high in 2010 and the system load factor equaled the previous record set in 2010 (Tables 1, 7, 13). Domestic capacity, measured by available seat-miles, increased 1.1 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, while revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased by a larger 2.0 percent, resulting in the record domestic load factor (Table 7). The international load factor declined as airlines added 4.1 percent more capacity while RPMs increased by a smaller 2.2 percent (Table 13). Systemwide capacity was up 2.1 percent compared to a 2.0 percent increase in RPMs (Table 1). See Tables 1, 7 and 13 of Air Traffic Press Releases for previous year numbers.

Top Airlines

Monthly: 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). The top 10 US airlines carried 75.4 percent of systemwide passengers, a decrease from the 75.9 percent in December 2010.

Annual: For the second consecutive year, Delta carried more total system passengers in 2011 than any other airline. Southwest carried more domestic passengers than any other U.S. airline for the eighth consecutive year and American carried the most international passengers (Tables 3, 9, 15). The top 10 US airlines carried 75.5 percent of systemwide passengers, an increase from the 75.2 percent during the 12 months of 2010.

Top Airports

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

Annual: More total system and domestic passengers boarded planes at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson in 2011 than at any other U.S. airport for the 16th consecutive year (Tables 5 and 11); and more international passengers boarded U.S. carriers at Miami than at any other U.S. airport for the 17th consecutive year (Table 17).

For other year-to-date and monthly comparisons, see the following tables:

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

Table 1 (December and January through December):
Passengers
Flights
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 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 passengers
Domestic flights
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 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 passengers
International flights
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 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 83 carriers as of March 6 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 203,530 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through December, U.S. carriers reported 2,428,688 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled April 24 for the release of January 2012 traffic data.

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

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
Dec 2010 Dec 2011 Chge % 2010 2011 Chge %
Passengers (in millions) 58.6 58.9 0.5 720.5 730.0 1.3
Flights (in thousands) 770.4 769.2 -0.2 9,521.2 9,473.9 -0.5
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 64.9 65.5 0.8 798.0 814.3 2.0
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 80.4 81.1 0.9 972.6 992.7 2.1
Load Factor* 80.7 80.8 0.1 82.0 82.0 0.0
Flight Stage Length** 740.5 751.2 1.5 729.1 743.2 1.9
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,108.6 1,112.2 0.3 1,107.6 1,115.5 0.7

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 63.6 2.2
April 59.5 59.6 0.2 60.5 1.5
May 59.7 61.5 2.9 63.9 3.9
June 63.6 65.0 2.3 66.1 1.7
July 68.1 68.4 0.5 69.8 2.0
August 65.0 66.3 1.9 66.2 -0.1
September 54.7 57.4 4.9 58.0 1.2
October 58.8 62.1 5.6 61.2 -1.5
November 54.8 58.2 6.1 58.1 -0.1
December 56.9 58.6 2.9 58.9 0.5
Yr. Total 703.9 720.5 2.4 730.0 1.3

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-December 2011 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Dec 2011 Rank Carrier Jan-Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Delta 113.485 1 110.925 2.3
2 Southwest 110.587 2 106.228 4.1
3 American 86.042 3 86.129 -0.1
4 US Airways 52.921 5 51.814 2.1
5 United 50.474 4 54.080 -6.7
6 Continental 45.138 6 43.479 3.8
7 JetBlue 26.353 9 24.199 8.9
8 AirTran 24.596 7 24.558 0.2
9 SkyWest 23.663 8 24.218 -2.3
10 Alaska 17.781 10 16.478 7.9

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 December 2011 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Dec 2011 Rank Carrier Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2010 Rank Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Southwest 9.063 1 8.946 1.3
2 Delta 8.742 2 8.729 0.2
3 American 7.009 3 7.137 -1.8
4 US Airways 4.370 4 4.275 2.2
5 United 3.930 5 4.223 -6.9
6 Continental 3.786 6 3.695 2.5
7 JetBlue 2.334 7 2.039 14.5
8 AirTran 1.858 8 2.003 -7.2
9 SkyWest 1.809 9 1.966 -8.0
10 Alaska 1.483 10 1.438 3.1

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Dec 2011 Rank Airport Jan-Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Atlanta 43.703 1 42.509 2.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 29.696 2 30.015 -1.1
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 27.096 3 26.709 1.4
4 Denver 25.238 4 24.950 1.2
5 Los Angeles 24.354 5 22.834 6.7
6 Phoenix 19.414 7 18.639 4.2
7 Charlotte 18.911 8 18.525 2.1
8 Las Vegas 18.423 9 17.791 3.6
9 Houston Bush 18.376 6 18.697 -1.7
10 San Francisco 17.317 10 16.746 3.4

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 6: Top 10 U.S. Airports ranked by December 2011 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Dec 2011 Rank Airport Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2010 Rank Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Atlanta 3.428 1 3.414 0.4
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.332 3 2.242 4.0
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 2.194 2 2.249 -2.4
4 Los Angeles 2.023 5 1.928 4.9
5 Denver 2.017 4 2.015 0.1
6 Phoenix 1.592 7 1.596 -0.3
7 Charlotte 1.579 8 1.555 1.6
8 Houston Bush 1.578 6 1.632 -3.3
9 San Francisco 1.456 9 1.383 5.3
10 Las Vegas 1.396 10 1.352 3.2

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
Dec 2010 Dec 2011 Chge % 2010 2011 Chge %
Passengers (in millions) 51.1 51.4 0.6 629.5 637.5 1.3
Flights (in thousands) 702.6 699.8 -0.4 8,699.1 8,643.3 -0.6
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 45.1 45.7 1.3 552.8 563.6 2.0
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 55.7 56.3 1.0 672.5 680.1 1.1
Load Factor* 81.0 81.2 0.2 82.2 82.9 0.7
Flight Stage Length** 638.3 648.3 1.6 627.1 636.0 1.4
Passenger Trip Length*** 882.3 889.2 0.8 878.2 884.2 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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  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 55.6 2.2
April 52.2 52.5 0.5 52.9 0.7
May 52.9 53.8 1.7 56.0 4.0
June 55.9 56.7 1.4 57.6 1.7
July 59.5 59.1 -0.5 60.2 1.8
August 56.6 57.4 1.4 57.3 -0.2
September 48.2 50.3 4.3 51.0 1.3
October 52.3 54.8 4.9 54.1 -1.3
November 48.6 51.4 5.8 51.5 0.2
December 49.8 51.1 2.6 51.4 0.6
Yr. Total 618.1 629.5 1.9 637.5 1.3

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 2011 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Dec 2011 Rank Carrier Jan-Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Southwest 110.587 1 106.228 4.1
2 Delta 92.711 2 89.952 3.1
3 American 65.234 3 65.711 -0.7
4 US Airways 46.171 4 45.141 2.3
5 United 39.529 5 43.307 -8.7
6 Continental 31.179 6 30.606 1.9
7 AirTran 23.765 7 24.078 -1.3
8 JetBlue 22.924 9 21.129 8.5
9 SkyWest 22.029 8 22.646 -2.7
10 American Eagle 16.066 10 15.170 5.9

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Dec 2011 Rank Carrier Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2010 Rank Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Southwest 9.063 1 8.946 1.3
2 Delta 7.167 2 7.097 1.0
3 American 5.217 3 5.385 -3.1
4 US Airways 3.864 4 3.754 2.9
5 United 3.047 5 3.326 -8.4
6 Continental 2.640 6 2.595 1.7
7 JetBlue 2.007 9 1.788 12.2
8 AirTran 1.778 7 1.958 -9.2
9 SkyWest 1.694 8 1.853 -8.6
10 American Eagle 1.321 11 1.246 6.0

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-December 2011 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Dec 2011 Rank Airport Jan-Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Atlanta 39.571 1 38.476 2.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 26.635 2 26.994 -1.3
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 24.820 3 24.501 1.3
4 Denver 24.630 4 24.268 1.5
5 Los Angeles 22.380 5 21.164 5.7
6 Phoenix 18.623 6 17.828 4.5
7 Las Vegas 18.405 7 17.774 3.5
8 Charlotte 17.604 8 17.292 1.8
9 San Francisco 15.629 11 15.149 3.2
10 Orlando 15.537 9 15.438 0.6

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 2011 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Dec 2011 Rank Airport Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2010 Rank Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Atlanta 3.080 1 3.073 0.2
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.091 3 2.002 4.5
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 1.992 2 2.049 -2.8
4 Denver 1.968 4 1.960 0.4
5 Los Angeles 1.850 5 1.771 4.5
6 Phoenix 1.516 6 1.525 -0.6
7 Charlotte 1.478 7 1.445 2.3
8 Las Vegas 1.395 8 1.351 3.3
9 San Francisco 1.313 11 1.251 4.9
10 Houston Bush 1.263 9 1.301 -3.0

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 2010 Dec 2011 Chge % 2010 2011 Chge %
Passengers (millions) 7.5 7.5 0.3 91.0 92.5 1.7
Flights (thousands) 67.8 69.5 2.4 822.1 830.6 1.0
Revenue Passenger Miles (billions) 19.9 19.8 -0.3 245.2 250.7 2.2
Available Seat-Miles (billions) 24.7 24.8 0.5 300.1 312.6 4.1
Load Factor* 80.6 79.8 -0.8 81.7 80.2 -1.5
Flight Stage Length** 1,798.4 1,788.2 -0.6 1,808.2 1,858.2 2.8
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,648.2 2,632.7 -0.6 2,695.6 2,709.3 0.5

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 7.9 1.7
April 7.3 7.2 -1.8 7.7 7.1
May 6.8 7.6 12.2 7.9 3.2
June 7.7 8.3 8.4 8.5 1.7
July 8.6 9.3 7.5 9.6 3.3
August 8.5 8.9 4.9 8.9 0.1
September 6.4 7.0 9.4 7.1 0.5
October 6.5 7.3 11.8 7.1 -3.0
November 6.3 6.7 7.8 6.6 -1.9
December 7.2 7.5 5.0 7.5 0.3
Yr. Total 85.8 91.0 6.0 92.5 1.7

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 2011 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Dec 2011 Rank Carrier Jan-Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 American 20,808.7 2 20,417.2 1.9
2 Delta 20,774.2 1 20,973.6 -1.0
3 Continental 13,958.4 3 12,872.5 8.4
4 United 10,945.0 4 10,773.2 1.6
5 US Airways 6,749.9 5 6,673.3 1.1
6 JetBlue 3,428.9 6 3,069.4 11.7
7 Alaska 1,799.4 8 1,597.4 12.7
8 SkyWest 1,634.1 9 1,572.3 3.9
9 ExpressJet 1,546.5 7 1,771.4 -12.7
10 Spirit 1,322.8 10 1,227.1 7.8

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 December 2011 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Dec 2011 Rank Carrier Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2010 Rank Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 American 1,791.6 1 1,751.3 2.3
2 Delta 1,575.8 2 1,632.0 -3.4
3 Continental 1,145.9 3 1,099.6 4.2
4 United 882.4 4 896.8 -1.6
5 US Airways 506.2 5 520.7 -2.8
6 JetBlue 326.4 6 250.2 30.5
7 Alaska 170.6 7 164.6 3.6
8 ExpressJet 161.8 9 131.9 22.7
9 SkyWest 115.3 10 112.8 2.2
10 Spirit 106.7 8 132.9 -19.7

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-December 2011 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Dec 2011 Rank Airport Jan-Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Dec 2010 Rank Jan-Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Miami 5,398.7 1 5,133.7 5.2
2 New York JFK 4,848.6 2 4,800.6 1.0
3 Atlanta 4,131.2 4 4,033.0 2.4
4 Newark 3,940.6 3 4,035.4 -2.4
5 Houston Bush 3,311.8 5 3,363.4 -1.5
6 Chicago O'Hare 3,061.1 6 3,020.4 1.3
7 Dallas/Fort Worth 2,275.6 7 2,208.1 3.1
8 Los Angeles 1,973.9 8 1,670.4 18.2
9 San Francisco 1,688.2 10 1,596.6 5.7
10 Philadelphia 1,634.2 9 1,628.1 0.4

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 December 2011 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Dec 2011 Rank Airport Dec 2011 Enplaned Passengers Dec 2010 Rank Dec 2010 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2010-2011
1 Miami 510.4 1 471.9 8.2
2 New York JFK 395.9 2 394.2 0.4
3 Atlanta 347.7 3 340.8 2.0
4 Newark 321.1 5 307.8 4.3
5 Houston Bush 314.8 4 330.8 -4.8
6 Chicago O'Hare 241.2 6 240.1 0.5
7 Dallas/Fort Worth 202.0 7 199.6 1.2
8 Los Angeles 173.0 8 156.7 10.4
9 San Francisco 143.3 9 131.9 8.6
10 Washington Dulles 122.6 10 129.2 -5.1

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