Table 1-37: Air Passenger Travel Arrivals in the United States from Selected Foreign Countries

Table 1-37: Air Passenger Travel Arrivals in the United States from Selected Foreign Countries

(Thousands)

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  1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Flag of carrier                         
United States 6,502 10,031 11,798 19,145 18,910 20,537 21,940 23,291 24,582 25,148 26,744 27,390 27,462
Foreign 6,144 10,231 12,357 17,269 16,554 18,390 19,618 20,527 22,328 24,704 27,571 28,791 30,324
Total arriving passengers 12,646 20,262 24,156 36,414 35,464 38,927 41,558 43,818 46,910 49,853 54,315 56,181 57,785
Country of embarkationa                         
Australia 106 227 277 495 561 598 591 551 581 622 618 613 670
Bahama Islands 758 1,123 1,503 1,679 1,436 1,341 1,370 1,424 1,433 1,487 1,530 1,396 1,337
Barbados 76 135 216 228 197 191 208 196 222 212 203 195 197
Belgium 144 242 281 417 366 357 408 377 379 407 589 715 730
Bermuda 398 497 434 487 430 405 436 447 426 363 425 407 384
Brazil 212 300 352 584 635 645 711 878 1,112 1,176 1,388 1,377 1,154
Canadab N N N 6,870 6,263 6,546 6,843 6,812 7,417 8,501 8,895 R9,613 9,926
China/Taiwan 50 113 206 325 404 447 606 830 972 1,017 1,068 1,080 1,170
Colombia 173 315 279 286 305 343 389 443 481 499 586 606 649
Denmark 222 267 241 313 279 295 285 267 221 236 252 225 223
Dominican Republic 336 468 606 948 849 951 1,027 1,070 1,136 1,168 1,168 1,251 1,368
France 512 689 955 1,777 1,600 1,926 1,877 2,017 2,045 2,178 2,323 2,523 2,591
Germany 622 1,175 1,582 2,466 2,444 2,797 2,922 2,883 3,125 3,173 3,545 3,558 3,491
Grand Cayman 25 121 173 273 256 229 185 294 314 323 328 370 335
Greece 121 208 187 132 83 146 165 201 220 235 186 192 191
Haiti 91 133 192 233 217 154 200 137 314 303 289 293 327
Hong Kong 98 228 270 356 397 437 511 558 658 668 589 592 650
Ireland 220 220 274 448 418 569 582 660 642 721 716 775 950
Israel 84 189 294 204 202 231 293 332 412 483 482 502 547
Italy 431 537 662 792 716 885 903 953 1,007 1,047 1,097 1,078 1,171
Jamaica 457 429 707 975 907 888 982 1,040 1,124 1,136 1,162 1,219 1,209
Japan 1,095 1,624 2,435 4,528 4,510 4,972 4,999 5,149 5,676 6,349 6,736 6,630 6,991
Korea, Republic of 105 234 390 826 827 971 1,070 1,166 1,335 1,514 1,625 1,184 1,240
Mexico 1,626 2,886 2,719 4,313 4,467 4,625 4,778 5,107 4,884 5,591 6,124 6,318 6,576
Netherlands 312 427 583 837 892 1,039 1,297 1,427 1,580 1,774 2,074 2,213 2,318
Netherland Antilles 213 327 407 388 353 290 360 390 339 305 368 382 371
Panama Republic 97 150 180 153 175 177 201 221 225 229 227 267 308
Philippines 108 194 145 246 261 315 318 375 397 379 410 275 331
Spain 306 312 419 558 520 659 600 578 604 618 675 732 734
Switzerland 236 312 452 616 525 549 603 676 733 790 910 1,068 1,026
United Kingdom 1,549 2,973 3,460 5,166 4,793 5,651 6,006 6,087 6,648 7,131 7,935 8,640 8,780
Venezuela 205 533 248 458 510 576 653 702 786 659 709 810 794
Total 10,988 17,588 21,129 38,377 36,798 40,205 42,379 44,248 47,448 51,294 55,232 R57,099 58,739

KEY: N = data do not exist; R = revised.

a Country where passenger boarded a direct flight to the United States.

b Canadian figure represents number of revenue passengers on scheduled commercial and charter flights. Does not include foreign (non-Canadian, non-U.S.) scheduled carriers.

NOTES: Includes passengers on international commercial flights arriving at U.S. airports and travelers between U.S. airports in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories.

Data compiled from flight reports required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Table includes a selected sample of countries of embarkation for passengers arriving in the United States.

Because two different data sources are used, the total number of departing passengers may be less than the total for "country of embarkation" listed here.

SOURCES: 1975-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, U.S. International Air Travel Statistics (Cambridge, MA: Annual issues), table IIa.

1995: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. International Air Passenger Statistics Report, Calendar Year 1995 (Washington, DC: 1996), table IIa.

1996-99: Ibid., U.S. International Air Travel Statistics Report (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table IIa. Canada: Statistics Canada, Air Carrier Traffic at Canadian Airports (Canada: Annual issues) and personal communication, Aug. 20, 2001.