U.S. Airline Passengers

U.S. Airline Passengers

Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

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In 2010, airlines based in the United States originated 718 million passengers. Eighty-eight percent of passengers had a destination in the United States, and 12 percent had an international destination. For international air travel trips originating in the U.S., domestic carriers originated 56 percent of the passengers.

U.S. Airline Passengers May-10 May-11
Scheduled System (Domestic and International) U.S. Airlines Total Passengers 61,242,879 63,650,687
Percent change from same month previous year 2.9 3.9

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/ as of August 2011.