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August 2012 Airline System Traffic Unchanged from August 2011

August 2012 Airline System Traffic Unchanged from August 2011

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 66.3 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in August 2012, 0.2 percent fewer domestic passengers and 1.1 percent more international passengers than in August 2011. These changes resulted in no systemwide change from August 2011 but it was 0.1 percent more system passengers than in August 2010 (Tables 1, 2, 7, 13).

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

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Passengers on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic and International), September 2007-August 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, August, was unchanged from a year ago, U.S. airlines carried 499.3 million total system passengers during the first eight months of 2012, up 1.0 percent from the same period in 2011 (Table 2). Domestically, the airlines carried 434.1 million passengers, up 1.0 percent from 2011 (Table 8). Internationally, they carried 65.3 million passengers, up 1.6 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 record levels for the month of August (Tables 1, 7, 13). Following earlier service reductions, domestic capacity, measured by available seat-miles, was up 0.1 percent in August 2012 compared to August 2011. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased by 1.4 percent (Table 7). The international load factor in August increased as airlines decreased capacity by 0.2 percent while RPMs increased by 0.7 percent (Table 13). Systemwide capacity was unchanged compared to a 1.2 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 August, 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 84.3 percent of systemwide passengers, up from 75.6 percent carried by the U.S. airlines that were the top 10 in August 2011.

Year-to-date: During the first eight 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 82.7 percent of systemwide passengers, up from 75.6 percent carried by the U.S. airlines that were the top 10 during the first eight months of 2011.

The merged Southwest and AirTran are now reporting separately although operating under a single certificate.

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 August, 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 New York JFK than at any other U.S. airport (Table 18).

Year-to-date: During the first eight 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 (August and January through August 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 August: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Table 4
August: Top 10 airlines by scheduled passenger enplanements

Airport Rankings

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

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

Scheduled Domestic Air Travel (Tables 7-12)

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

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

Airport Rankings

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

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

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

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

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

Airport Rankings

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

Table 18
August: 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 77 carriers as of Nov. 8 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 August, 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 August and international numbers through May 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 August, U.S. carriers reported 216,874 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through August, U.S. carriers reported 1,600,118 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled Dec. 20 for the release of September 2012 traffic data.

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

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Monthly Year-to-Date
Aug 2011 Aug 2012 Change % 2011 2012 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 66.3 66.3 0.0 494.2 499.3 1.0
Flights (in thousands) 841.8 796.2 -5.4 6,404.6 6,277.7 -2.0
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 76.2 77.1 1.2 553.5 561.0 1.4
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 89.1 89.0 0.0 673.6 675.1 0.2
Load Factor* 85.5 86.6 1.1 82.2 83.1 0.9
Flight Stage Length** 745.6 775.0 3.9 745.0 757.7 1.7
Passenger Trip Length*** 1,149.2 1,162.5 1.2 1,120.1 1,123.6 0.3

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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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 -1.0
August 66.3 66.3 0.1 66.3 0.0
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
8 Mo. Total 484.3 494.2 2.0 499.3 1.0
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-August 2012 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Aug 2012 Rank Carrier Jan-Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2011 Rank Jan-Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 WN/FL Combined** 91.038 - 91.152 -0.1
Southwest 75.734 2 74.180 2.1
AirTran 15.304 8 16.972 -9.8
2 Delta 78.749 1 77.091 2.2
3 UA/CO Combined*** 63.699 - 65.404 -2.6
United 63.699 5 34.536 N/A
Continental N/A 6 30.868 N/A
4 American 58.740 3 58.138 1.0
5 US Airways 36.752 4 35.702 2.9
6 EV/XE Combined**** 21.582 - 20.535 5.1
ExpressJet 21.582 12 10.956 N/A
Atlantic Southeast N/A 13 9.579 N/A
7 JetBlue 19.763 7 17.650 12.0
8 SkyWest 17.429 9 16.396 6.3
9 American Eagle 12.587 11 11.426 10.2
10 Alaska 12.532 10 12.016 4.3

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** The merged Southwest and AirTran are now reporting separately although operating under a single certificate.

*** 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 August 2012 System* Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Aug 2012 Rank Carrier Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Aug 2011 Rank Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 WN/FL Combined** 12.024 - 11.874 1.3
Southwest 10.108 2 9.607 5.2
AirTran 1.916 8 2.267 -15.5
2 Delta 11.167 1 10.715 4.2
3 UA/CO Combined*** 8.643 - 8.848 -2.3
United 8.643 4 4.752 N/A
Continental N/A 6 4.096 N/A
4 American 7.634 3 7.646 -0.2
5 US Airways 4.768 5 4.580 4.1
6 EV/XE Combined**** 2.972 - 2.750 8.1
ExpressJet 2.972 12 1.485 N/A
Atlantic Southeast N/A 13 1.265 N/A
7 JetBlue 2.793 7 2.422 15.3
8 SkyWest 2.458 9 2.277 7.9
9 Alaska 1.754 10 1.696 3.4
10 American Eagle 1.687 11 1.539 9.6

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

* System equals domestic plus international

** The merged Southwest and AirTran are now reporting separately although operating under a single certificate.

*** 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-August 2012 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines**

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Aug 2012 Rank Airport Jan-Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2011 Rank Jan-Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Atlanta 30.343 1 29.379 3.3
2 Chicago O'Hare 20.127 2 19.852 1.4
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 18.462 3 18.142 1.8
4 Denver 17.144 4 17.153 -0.1
5 Los Angeles 16.991 5 16.441 3.3
6 Charlotte 13.354 7 12.719 5.0
7 Phoenix 13.108 6 13.216 -0.8
8 San Francisco 12.439 10 11.444 8.7
9 Las Vegas 12.411 9 12.326 0.7
10 Houston Bush 12.408 8 12.534 -1.0

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

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Aug 2012 Rank Airport Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Aug 2011 Rank Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Atlanta 3.928 1 3.935 -0.2
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.748 2 2.753 -0.2
3 Denver 2.430 3 2.410 0.8
4 Dallas/Fort Worth 2.411 4 2.384 1.1
5 Los Angeles 2.396 5 2.348 2.1
6 San Francisco 1.815 6 1.634 11.1
7 Charlotte 1.762 8 1.618 8.9
8 Phoenix 1.609 10 1.609 0.0
9 New York JFK 1.602 12 1.576 1.7
10 Las Vegas 1.597 7 1.625 -1.7

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 7: Domestic Scheduled Airline Travel on U.S. Airlines

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Monthly Year-to-Date
Aug 2011 Aug 2012 Change % 2011 2012 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 57.4 57.3 -0.2 429.9 434.1 1.0
Flights (in thousands) 767.9 722.4 -5.9 5,833.6 5,698.9 -2.3
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 51.6 52.3 1.4 381.6 386.6 1.3
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 60.2 60.3 0.1 459.5 460.9 0.3
Load Factor* 85.7 86.7 1.0 83.0 83.9 0.9
Flight Stage Length** 634.3 659.0 3.9 636.4 647.8 1.8
Passenger Trip Length*** 898.4 912.0 1.5 887.6 890.7 0.3

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 -1.0
August 57.4 57.4 0.1 57.3 -0.2
September 50.3 51.0 1.3
October 54.8 54.1 -1.3
November 51.4 51.7 0.4
December 51.1 51.5 0.9
8 Mo. Total 421.9 429.9 1.9 434.1 1.0
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-August 2012 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Aug 2012 Rank Carrier Jan-Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2011 Rank Jan-Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 WN/FL Combined* 90.160 - 90.575 -0.5
Southwest 75.734 1 74.180 2.1
AirTran 14.426 7 16.395 -12.0
2 Delta 64.208 2 62.515 2.7
3 UA/CO Combined** 46.318 - 48.112 -3.7
United 46.318 5 27.087 N/A
Continental N/A 6 21.025 N/A
4 American 44.179 3 43.903 0.6
5 US Airways 31.875 4 30.881 3.2
6 EV/XE Combined*** 19.815 - 19.380 2.2
ExpressJet 19.815 12 9.974 N/A
Atlantic Southeast N/A 13 9.406 N/A
7 JetBlue 16.933 8 15.325 10.5
8 SkyWest 16.549 9 15.277 8.3
9 American Eagle 11.730 11 10.583 10.8
10 Alaska 11.323 10 10.791 4.9

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

* The merged Southwest and AirTran are now reporting separately although operating under a single certificate.

** 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 August 2012 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Aug 2012 Rank Carrier Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Aug 2011 Rank Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 WN/FL Combined* 11.891 - 11.785 0.9
Southwest 10.108 1 9.607 5.2
AirTran 1.783 7 2.178 -18.2
2 Delta 9.018 2 8.561 5.3
3 UA/CO Combined** 6.285 - 6.521 -3.6
United 6.285 5 3.716 N/A
Continental N/A 6 2.806 N/A
4 American 5.670 3 5.718 -0.8
5 US Airways 4.092 4 3.933 4.0
6 EV/XE Combined*** 2.717 - 2.593 4.8
ExpressJet 2.717 12 1.349 N/A
Atlantic Southeast N/A 13 1.244 N/A
7 JetBlue 2.350 9 2.063 13.9
8 SkyWest 2.330 8 2.123 9.7
9 Alaska 1.623 10 1.555 4.4
10 American Eagle 1.566 11 1.411 11.0

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

* The merged Southwest and AirTran are now reporting separately although operating under a single certificate.

** 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-August 2012 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Jan-Aug 2012 Rank Airport Jan-Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2011 Rank Jan-Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Atlanta 27.474 1 26.477 3.8
2 Chicago O'Hare 18.176 2 17.753 2.4
3 Dallas/Fort Worth 16.829 4 16.595 1.4
4 Denver 16.727 3 16.716 0.1
5 Los Angeles 15.666 5 15.093 3.8
6 Phoenix 12.583 6 12.670 -0.7
7 Las Vegas 12.401 7 12.315 0.7
8 Charlotte 12.372 8 11.778 5.0
9 San Francisco 11.210 10 10.317 8.6
10 Orlando 10.638 9 10.762 -1.2

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 12: Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by August 2012 Domestic Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in millions (000,000)

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Aug 2012 Rank Airport Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Aug 2011 Rank Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Atlanta 3.560 1 3.549 0.3
2 Chicago O'Hare 2.477 2 2.468 0.4
3 Denver 2.385 3 2.363 0.9
4 Los Angeles 2.223 5 2.164 2.7
5 Dallas/Fort Worth 2.193 4 2.181 0.6
6 San Francisco 1.634 10 1.472 11.0
7 Charlotte 1.633 9 1.496 9.2
8 Las Vegas 1.596 6 1.622 -1.6
9 Phoenix 1.552 7 1.545 0.4
10 Seattle 1.500 8 1.500 0.0

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
Aug 2011 Aug 2012 Change % 2011 2012 Change %
Passengers (in millions) 8.9 9.0 1.1 64.2 65.3 1.6
Flights (in thousands) 73.9 73.9 -0.1 571.0 578.8 1.4
Revenue Passenger Miles (in billions) 24.6 24.8 0.7 171.9 174.4 1.5
Available Seat-Miles (in billions) 28.8 28.8 -0.2 214.1 214.3 0.1
Load Factor* 85.4 86.1 0.7 80.3 81.4 1.1
Flight Stage Length** 1,901.5 1,909.7 0.4 1,853.9 1,839.9 -0.8
Passenger Trip Length*** 2,768.0 2,759.2 -0.3 2,675.7 2,673.0 -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 9.0 1.1
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
8 Mo. Total 62.4 64.2 3.0 65.3 1.6
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-August 2012 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Aug 2012 Rank Carrier Jan-Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2011 Rank Jan-Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 UA/CO Combined* 17,381.0 - 17,292.8 0.5
United 17,381.0 4 7,449.3 N/A
Continental N/A 3 9,843.5 N/A
2 American 14,561.2 2 14,235.2 2.3
3 Delta 14,541.2 1 14,576.0 -0.2
4 US Airways 4,877.7 5 4,820.9 1.2
5 JetBlue 2,829.3 6 2,325.7 21.7
6 EV/XE Combined** 1,766.8 - 1,155.0 53.0
ExpressJet 1,766.8 9 981.8 N/A
Atlantic Southeast N/A 28 173.2 N/A
7 Alaska 1,208.8 7 1,224.7 -1.3
8 SkyWest 880.0 8 1,119.4 -21.4
9 WN/FL Combined*** 877.9 - 577.1 52.1
Southwest 0.0 - 0.0 N/A
AirTran 877.9 14 577.1 52.1
10 Spirit 865.9 10 958.0 -9.6

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

*** The merged Southwest and AirTran are now reporting separately although operating under a single certificate.

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 August 2012 International Scheduled Enplanements

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Aug 2012 Rank Carrier Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Aug 2011 Rank Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 UA/CO Combined* 2,358.1 - 2,327.3 1.3
United 2,358.1 4 1,036.9 N/A
Continental N/A 3 1,290.3 N/A
2 Delta 2,148.1 2 2,154.0 -0.3
3 American 1,963.3 3 1,928.8 1.8
4 US Airways 675.9 4 647.1 4.4
5 JetBlue 442.6 5 359.1 23.2
6 EV/XE Combined** 254.7 - 157.0 62.2
ExpressJet 254.7 6 136.5 N/A
Atlantic Southeast N/A 29 20.5 N/A
7 WN/FL Combined*** 133.1 - 88.5 50.4
Southwest 0.0 - 0.0 N/A
AirTran 133.1 12 88.5 50.4
8 Alaska 131.1 8 141.0 -7.0
9 Spirit 124.2 9 140.7 -11.7
10 SkyWest 127.1 7 153.5 -17.2

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

*** The merged Southwest and AirTran are now reporting separately although operating under a single certificate.

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-August 2012 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Jan-Aug 2012 Rank Airport Jan-Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Jan-Aug 2011 Rank Jan-Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 Miami 3,867.6 1 3,654.2 5.8
2 New York JFK 3,392.2 2 3,327.4 1.9
3 Atlanta 2,868.8 3 2,901.4 -1.1
4 Newark 2,733.5 4 2,746.7 -0.5
5 Houston Bush 2,340.8 5 2,328.2 0.5
6 Chicago O'Hare 1,951.3 6 2,098.6 -7.0
7 Dallas/Fort Worth 1,632.6 7 1,546.7 5.6
8 Los Angeles 1,325.2 8 1,348.8 -1.7
9 San Francisco 1,229.0 10 1,126.2 9.1
10 Philadelphia 1,153.5 9 1,153.5 0.0

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 August 2012 International Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airlines*

Passenger numbers in thousands (000)

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Aug 2012 Rank Airport Aug 2012 Enplaned Passengers Aug 2011 Rank Aug 2011 Enplaned Passengers Pct. Change 2011-2012
1 New York JFK 512.2 1 491.4 4.2
2 Miami 471.1 2 465.8 1.1
3 Atlanta 367.6 3 386.7 -4.9
4 Newark 360.2 4 357.2 0.8
5 Houston Bush 283.6 6 274.6 3.3
6 Chicago O'Hare 270.5 5 285.0 -5.1
7 Dallas/Fort Worth 217.8 7 203.6 7.0
8 San Francisco 181.1 9 161.4 12.2
9 Los Angeles 173.0 8 184.0 -6.0
10 Philadelphia 158.7 10 158.1 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