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July 2012 Airline System Traffic Down 1.1 Percent from July 2011

July 2012 Airline System Traffic Down 1.1 Percent from July 2011

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 69.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in July 2012, 1.1 percent fewer domestic passengers and 1.0 percent fewer international passengers than in July 2011. While these changes resulted in a systemwide decrease of 1.1 percent in passengers from July 2011, the July 2012 figure was 1.1 percent above that of two years ago in July 2010 (Tables 1, 2, 7, 13).

Passengers on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic & International), August 2007-July 2012

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Passengers on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic and International), August 2007-July 2012

Source for Recession Dates: National Bureau of Economic Research, US Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions

Although the number of passengers in the most recent month, July, was 1.1 percent lower than a year ago, U.S. airlines carried 433.0 million total system passengers during the first seven months of 2012, up 1.2 percent from the same period in 2011 (Table 2). Domestically, they carried 376.7 million passengers, up 1.1 percent from 2011 (Table 8). Internationally, they carried 56.3 million passengers, up 1.7 percent from 2011 (Table 14). 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.  For more historical numbers, see Traffic on the BTS website.

Load Factor and Capacity

Passenger load factors for domestic, international and system passenger traffic were below last years levels in the month of July (Tables 1, 7, 13). Following service reductions, domestic capacity, measured by available seat-miles, was down 0.1 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased by 0.4 percent (Table 7). The international load factor in June decreased as airlines decreased capacity by 1.8 percent while RPMs decreased by 1.9 percent (Table 13). Systemwide capacity declined by 0.6 percent compared to a 0.9 percent decrease in RPMs (Table 1). See Tables 1, 7 and 13 of Air Traffic Press Releases for previous year numbers.

Top Airlines

Monthly: In July, the combined Southwest Airlines-AirTran Airways carried more system and domestic passengers than any other U.S. airline (Tables 4, 10). United Airlines, following its merger with Continental Airlines, carried the most international passengers (Table 16). The top 10 U.S. airlines carried 82.6 percent of systemwide passengers, up from 75.5 percent carried by the top 10 U.S. airlines in July 2011.

Year-to-date: During the first seven months of 2012, the combined Southwest-AirTran carried more system and domestic passengers than any other U.S. airline (Tables 3, 9). United, following its merger with Continental, carried the most international passengers (Table 15). The top 10 U.S. airlines carried 82.4 percent of systemwide passengers, up from 75.6 percent carried by the top 10 airlines during the first seven months of 2011.

Although merged, Southwest and AirTran are now reporting separated data. The airlines refiled separate April, May and June 2012 data, and filed separately for July. Combined totals remain the same.

United and Continental began reporting jointly as United in January 2012.  Numbers reported as United in this release for previous years do not include Continentals numbers. 

ExpressJet Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines began reporting jointly as ExpressJet in January 2012. Numbers reported as ExpressJet in this release for previous years do not include Atlantic Southeasts numbers. 

Top Airports

Monthly: In July, 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).

Year-to-date: During the first seven months of 2012, more total system and domestic passengers boarded planes at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 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 year-to-date and monthly comparisons, see the following tables:

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

Table 1 (July and January through July 2011 and 2012):
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 2010

Airline Rankings

Table 3
January through June: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Table 4
July: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Airport Rankings

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

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

Scheduled Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

Table 7 (July and January through July):
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 2010

Airline Rankings

Table 9
January through July: Top 10 domestic airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

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

Airport Rankings

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

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

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

Table 13 (July and January through July):
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 2010

Airline Rankings

Table 15
January through July: Top 10 U.S. airlines by scheduled international passenger enplanements

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

Airport Rankings

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

Table 18
July: 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 79 carriers as of Oct. 12 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 July, 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 July and international numbers through April 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 July, U.S. carriers reported 200,494 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through July, U.S. carriers reported 1,383,244 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled Nov. 27 for the release of August 2012 traffic data.

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

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  Monthly Year-to-Date
Jul 2011 Jul 2012 Change % 2011 2012 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 69.9 69.2 -1.1 427.9 433.0 1.2
Flights (in thousands) 862.3 834.7 -3.2 5,562.8 5,481.3 -1.5
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 80.4 79.6 -0.9 477.3 484.0 1.4
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 92.5 91.9 -0.6 584.6 586.1 0.3
Load Factor* 86.9 86.6 -0.3 81.7 82.6 0.9
Flight Stage Length** 755.1 770.7 2.1 744.9 755.2 1.4
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,149.5 1,151.2 0.1 1,115.6 1,117.7 0.2

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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  2010 2011 2010-2011 Pct. Change 2012 2011-2012 Pct. Change
January 52.6 53.7 2.2 54.4 1.4
February 48.7 50.1 2.9 53.1 6.1
March 62.2 63.6 2.2 64.5 1.4
April 59.7 60.5 1.5 61.5 1.6
May 61.5 63.9 3.9 63.7 -0.3
June 65.0 66.2 1.9 66.6 0.6
July 68.4 69.9 2.2 69.2 -1.1
August 66.3 66.3 0.1    
September 57.4 58.1 1.2    
October 62.1 61.2 -1.5    
November 58.2 58.3 0.2    
December 58.6 59.1 0.8    
7 Mo. Total 418.0 427.9 2.4 433.0 1.2
Yr. Total 720.5 730.8 1.4    

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-July 2012 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Jul 2012 Rank Carrier Jan-Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Jul 2011 Rank Jan-Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Southwest** 65.626 2 64.572 N/A
  AirTran 13.388 8 14.705 N/A
  WN/FL Combined 79.014 - 79.278 -0.3
2 Delta 67.583 1 66.376 1.8
3 United*** 55.056 5 29.784 N/A
  Continental - 6 26.772 N/A
  UA/CO Combined 55.056 - 56.556 -2.7
4 American 51.107 3 50.492 1.2
5 US Airways 31.984 4 31.121 2.8
6 ExpressJet**** 18.610 12 9.471 N/A
  Atlantic Southeast - 13 8.314 N/A
  EV/XE Combined 18.610 - 17.785 4.6
7 JetBlue 16.970 7 15.228 11.4
8 SkyWest 14.971 9 14.119 6.0
9 American Eagle 10.901 11 9.887 10.2
10 Alaska 10.778 10 10.320 4.4

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Although merged, Southwest and AirTran Airways are now reporting separated data. The airlines refiled separate April, May and June 2012 data, and filed separately for July. Combined totals remain the same.

*** United's 2012 number is the report of the merged United and Continental. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by United and Continental.

**** ExpressJet's 2012 number is the report of the merged ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast.

Note: Percentage 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 July 2012 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jul 2012 Rank Carrier Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jul 2011 Rank Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Southwest** 10.440 2 10.118 N/A
  AirTran 2.209 7 2.513 N/A
  WN/FL Combined 12.649 - 12.631 0.1
2 Delta 11.261 1 11.245 0.1
3 United*** 8.840 5 4.901 N/A
  Continental - 6 4.434 N/A
  UA/CO Combined 8.840 - 9.335 -5.3
4 American 7.982 3 8.186 -2.5
5 US Airways 4.806 4 4.830 -0.5
6 ExpressJet**** 2.975 12 1.637 N/A
  Atlantic Southeast - 13 1.345 N/A
  EV/XE Combined 2.975 - 2.982 -0.2
7 JetBlue 2.789 8 2.575 8.3
8 SkyWest 2.420 9 2.287 5.8
9 Alaska 1.767 10 1.693 4.4
10 American Eagle 1.687 11 1.612 4.6

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** Although merged, Southwest and AirTran Airways are now reporting separated data. The airlines refiled separate April, May and June 2012 data, and filed separately for July. Combined totals remain the same.

*** United's 2012 number is the report of the merged United and Continental. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by United and Continental.

**** ExpressJet's 2012 number is the report of the merged ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast.

Note: Percentage 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-July 2012 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Jul 2012 Rank Airport Jan-Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Jul 2011 Rank Jan-Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Atlanta 26.415 1 25.443 3.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 17.379 2 17.099 1.6
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 16.050 3 15.758 1.9
4 Denver 14.713 4 14.743 -0.2
5 Los Angeles 14.595 5 14.093 3.6
6 Charlotte 11.592 7 11.102 4.4
7 Phoenix 11.499 6 11.606 -0.9
8 Houston Bush 10.815 8 10.921 -1.0
9 Las Vegas 10.814 9 10.702 1.1
10 San Francisco 10.623 10 9.810 8.3

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 July 2012 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jul 2012 Rank Airport Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jul 2011 Rank Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Atlanta 4.192 1 4.191 0.0
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.767 2 2.815 -1.7
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 2.536 3 2.598 -2.4
4 Denver 2.438 4 2.447 -0.4
5 Los Angeles 2.397 5 2.390 0.3
6 San Francisco 1.753 10 1.648 6.3
7 Charlotte 1.741 8 1.710 1.8
8 Houston Bush 1.711 6 1.820 -6.0
9 Phoenix 1.693 7 1.726 -1.9
10 New York JFK 1.692 9 1.708 -0.9

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
Jul 2011 Jul 2012 Change % 2011 2012 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 60.3 59.7 -1.1 372.5 376.7 1.1
Flights (in thousands) 783.8 756.9 -3.4 5,065.7 4,976.4 -1.8
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 54.5 54.2 -0.4 330.1 334.3 1.3
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 62.5 62.4 -0.1 399.2 400.6 0.3
Load Factor* 87.2 86.9 -0.3 82.7 83.5 0.8
Flight Stage Length** 642.5 657.1 2.3 636.8 646.2 1.5
Passenger Trip Length*** 903.0 908.8 0.6 886.0 887.5 0.2

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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  2010 2011 2010-2011 Pct. Change 2012 2011-2012 Pct. Change
January 45.5 46.3 1.8 47.1 1.7
February 42.4 43.7 2.9 46.4 6.4
March 54.4 55.6 2.3 56.2 1.0
April 52.5 52.9 0.7 53.7 1.6
May 53.8 56.0 4.0 55.7 -0.4
June 56.7 57.8 1.9 57.9 0.2
July 59.1 60.3 2.0 59.7 -1.1
August 57.4 57.4 0.1    
September 50.3 51.0 1.3    
October 54.8 54.1 -1.3    
November 51.4 51.6 0.4    
December 51.1 51.5 0.9    
7 Mo. Total 364.5 372.5 2.2 376.7 1.1
Yr. Total 629.5 638.2 1.4    

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-July 2012 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Jul 2012 Rank Carrier Jan-Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Jul 2011 Rank Jan-Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Southwest* 65.626 1 64.572 N/A
  AirTran 12.644 7 14.217 N/A
  WN/FL Combined 78.269 - 78.789 -0.7
2 Delta 55.190 2 53.954 2.3
3 United** 40.033 5 23.371 N/A
  Continental - 6 18.219 N/A
  UA/CO Combined 40.033 - 41.591 -3.7
4 American 38.509 3 38.186 0.8
5 US Airways 27.782 4 26.948 3.1
6 ExpressJet*** 17.098 12 8.625 N/A
  Atlantic Southeast - 13 8.162 N/A
  EV/XE Combined 17.098 - 16.787 1.9
7 JetBlue 14.583 8 13.261 10.0
8 SkyWest 14.218 9 13.154 8.1
9 American Eagle 10.164 11 9.172 10.8
10 Alaska 9.700 10 9.236 5.0

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

* Although merged, Southwest and AirTran Airways are now reporting separated data. The airlines refiled separate April, May and June 2012 data, and filed separately for July. Combined totals remain the same.

** United's 2012 number is the report of the merged United and Continental. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by United and Continental.

*** ExpressJet's 2012 number is the report of the merged ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast.

Note: Percentage 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 July 2012 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jul 2012 Rank Carrier Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jul 2011 Rank Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Southwest* 10.440 1 10.118 N/A
  AirTran 2.071 7 2.414 N/A
  WN/FL Combined 12.511 - 12.532 -0.2
2 Delta 9.071 2 8.975 1.1
3 United** 6.326 5 3.823 N/A
  Continental - 6 2.954 N/A
  UA/CO Combined 6.326 - 6.777 -6.7
4 American 5.863 3 6.077 -3.5
5 US Airways 4.087 4 4.107 -0.5
6 ExpressJet*** 2.723 12 1.481 N/A
  Atlantic Southeast - 13 1.326 N/A
  EV/XE Combined 2.723 - 2.807 -3.0
7 JetBlue 2.348 8 2.196 6.9
8 SkyWest 2.296 9 2.136 7.5
9 Alaska 1.630 10 1.547 5.4
10 American Eagle 1.568 11 1.480 5.9

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

* Although merged, Southwest and AirTran Airways are now reporting separated data. The airlines refiled separate April, May and June 2012 data, and filed separately for July. Combined totals remain the same.

** United's 2012 number is the report of the merged United and Continental. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by United and Continental.

*** ExpressJet's 2012 number is the report of the merged ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast.

Note: Percentage 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-July 2012 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Jul 2012 Rank Airport Jan-Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Jul 2011 Rank Jan-Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Atlanta 23.914 1 22.928 4.3
2 Chicago O'Hare 15.698 2 15.285 2.7
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 14.636 3 14.415 1.5
4 Denver 14.342 4 14.353 -0.1
5 Los Angeles 13.443 5 12.929 4.0
6 Phoenix 11.032 6 11.125 -0.8
7 Las Vegas 10.805 7 10.692 1.1
8 Charlotte 10.739 8 10.282 4.4
9 San Francisco 9.575 11 8.845 8.3
10 Orlando 9.373 9 9.495 -1.3

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 July 2012 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jul 2012 Rank Airport Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jul 2011 Rank Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Atlanta 3.769 1 3.741 0.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.498 2 2.526 -1.1
3 Denver 2.388 3 2.398 -0.4
4 Dallas/Fort Worth 2.286 4 2.360 -3.1
5 Los Angeles 2.216 5 2.196 0.9
6 Phoenix 1.629 6 1.654 -1.5
7 Las Vegas 1.628 7 1.632 -0.2
8 Charlotte 1.598 8 1.571 1.8
9 San Francisco 1.580 10 1.486 6.3
10 Seattle 1.487 11 1.473 1.0

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
Jul 2011 Jul 2012 Change % 2011 2012 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 9.6 9.5 -1.0 55.3 56.3 1.7
Flights (in thousands) 78.5 77.8 -0.8 497.1 504.9 1.6
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 25.9 25.4 -1.9 147.3 149.6 1.6
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 30.0 29.5 -1.8 185.3 185.5 0.1
Load Factor* 86.3 86.1 -0.2 79.5 80.6 1.1
Flight Stage Length** 1,878.7 1,875.9 -0.2 1,846.8 1,829.7 -0.9
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,698.1 2,674.0 -0.9 2,660.9 2,659.2 -0.1

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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  2010 2011 2010-2011 Pct. Change 2012 2011-2012 Pct. Change
January 7.0 7.4 4.8 7.4 -0.3
February 6.2 6.4 2.9 6.7 4.4
March 7.8 7.9 1.7 8.3 4.2
April 7.2 7.7 7.1 7.8 1.7
May 7.6 7.9 3.2 7.9 0.7
June 8.3 8.5 1.7 8.7 2.8
July 9.3 9.6 3.3 9.5 -1.0
August 8.9 8.9 0.1    
September 7.0 7.1 0.6    
October 7.3 7.1 -3.0    
November 6.7 6.6 -1.9    
December 7.5 7.5 0.4    
7 Mo. Total 53.5 55.3 3.5 56.3 1.7
Yr. Total 91.0 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-July 2012 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Jul 2012 Rank Carrier Jan-Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Jul 2011 Rank Jan-Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 United* 15,023.0 4 6,412.4 N/A
  Continental - 3 8,553.2 N/A
  UA/CO Combined 15,023.0 - 14,965.5 0.4
2 American 12,597.9 1 12,306.4 2.4
3 Delta 12,393.1 2 12,422.0 -0.2
4 US Airways 4,201.8 5 4,173.8 0.7
5 JetBlue 2,386.8 6 1,966.5 21.4
6 ExpressJet** 1,512.1 9 845.2 N/A
  Atlantic Southeast - 27 152.7 N/A
  EV/XE Combined 1,512.1 - 998.0 51.5
7 Alaska 1,077.7 7 1,083.7 -0.6
8 SkyWest 752.9 8 965.9 -22.1
  Southwest*** 0.0 - 0.0 N/A
  AirTran 744.8 13 488.6 N/A
9 WN/FL Combined** 744.8 - 488.6 52.4
10 Spirit 741.8 10 817.4 -9.2

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

* United's 2012 number is the report of the merged United and Continental. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by United and Continental.

** ExpressJet's 2012 number is the report of the merged ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast.

*** Although merged, Southwest and AirTran Airways are now reporting separated data. The airlines refiled separate April, May and June 2012 data, and filed separately for July. Combined totals remain the same.

Note: Percentage changes based on numbers prior to rounding.

Note: For previous rankings see BTS Air Traffic Press Releases.

Table 16: Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by July 2012 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jul 2012 Rank Carrier Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jul 2011 Rank Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 United* 2,513.9 4 1,078.0 N/A
  Continental - 3 1,479.9 N/A
  UA/CO Combined 2,513.9 - 2,557.9 -1.7
2 Delta 2,189.5 1 2,269.7 -3.5
3 American 2,118.9 2 2,108.9 0.5
4 US Airways 718.4 5 723.0 -0.6
5 JetBlue 440.6 6 379.0 16.2
6 ExpressJet** 251.9 7 155.2 N/A
  Atlantic Southeast - 33 19.3 N/A
  EV/XE Combined 251.9 - 174.4 44.4
7 Southwest*** 0.0 - 0.0 N/A
  AirTran 137.4 16 98.7 N/A
  WN/FL Combined 137.4 - 98.7 39.2
8 Alaska 137.0 10 146.1 -6.2
9 Spirit 130.6 9 148.0 -11.7
10 SkyWest 123.9 8 151.3 -18.1

* United's 2012 number is the report of the merged United and Continental. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by United and Continental.

** ExpressJet's 2012 number is the report of the merged ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast. The 2011 numbers were reported separately by ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast.

*** Although merged, Southwest and AirTran Airways are now reporting separated data. The airlines refiled separate April, May and June 2012 data, and filed separately for July. Combined totals remain the same.

Note: Percentage 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-July 2012 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Jul 2012 Rank Airport Jan-Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Jul 2011 Rank Jan-Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Miami 3,396.5 1 3,188.4 6.5
2 New York JFK 2,880.0 2 2,836.0 1.6
3 Atlanta 2,501.3 3 2,514.7 -0.5
4 Newark 2,373.2 4 2,389.4 -0.7
5 Houston Bush 2,057.2 5 2,053.7 0.2
6 Chicago O'Hare 1,680.7 6 1,813.6 -7.3
7 Dallas/Fort Worth 1,414.8 7 1,343.1 5.3
8 Los Angeles 1,152.2 8 1,164.8 -1.1
9 San Francisco 1,047.8 10 964.7 8.6
10 Philadelphia 994.7 9 995.4 -0.1

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

Table 18: Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by July 2012 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jul 2012 Rank Airport Jul 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jul 2011 Rank Jul 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Miami 547.0 1 535.4 2.1
2 New York JFK 524.1 2 527.5 -0.7
3 Atlanta 422.4 3 449.7 -6.1
4 Newark 387.5 4 407.2 -4.9
5 Houston Bush 351.6 5 355.6 -1.1
6 Chicago O'Hare 268.5 6 289.2 -7.2
7 Dallas/Fort Worth 249.6 7 238.9 4.5
8 Los Angeles 180.5 8 194.8 -7.3
9 San Francisco 172.5 10 162.2 6.4
10 Philadelphia 156.3 9 169.8 -7.9

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