PASSENGERS TRANSPORTED ON THE TOP THREE INTERNATIONAL ROUTES

PASSENGERS TRANSPORTED ON THE TOP THREE INTERNATIONAL ROUTES

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Passengers Transported on the Top Three Routes in the Americas

Passengers Transported on the Top Three Routes in the Americas. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Passengers Transported on the Top Three Overseas Routes

Passengers Transported on the Top Three Overseas Routes. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

International passenger travel generates much revenue for transportation carriers, hotels, restaurants, and other travel-related businesses. Despite the terrorist attacks, international travel can be expected to place increased demands on the nation's transportation network and pose new challenges for the transportation sector. In particular, the key gateways- airports and land border crossing- that primarily service these travel flows will continue to be affected.

Passengers boarded on the top three international routes, both overseas and in the Americas, are highly seasonal, with more people traveling in July and August. International routes include only non-stop segments between an airport in the U.S. and an airport outside the U.S. Since September 2001, the number of passengers has decreased dramatically, not following the usual seasonal pattern.

Passengers Transported on the Americas Routes May-01 May-02
New York-Toronto 126,287 101,783
Percent change from same month previous year    2.04  -19.40
Chicago-Toronto  83,054  75,882
Percent change from same month previous year   -1.16   -8.64
Los Angeles-Vancouver  74,773  59,746
Percent change from same month previous year   24.86  -20.10

 

Passengers Transported on Overseas Routes May-01 May-02
Chicago-London  86,334 82,584
Percent change from same month previous year   -3.80  -4.35
New York-Paris 144,281 64,690
Percent change from same month previous year   -4.19 -55.16
New York-Tokyo  84,650 55,927
Percent change from same month previous year    0.50 -33.93

NOTE: British Airways, Lufthansa, and Virgin Atlantic have been excluded for comparability because they did not provide data for May 2002. The New York-London route has not been included in this route because non reporting carriers made up more than one-third of the 2001 passengers transported on this route.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. Air Carrier Traffic and Capacity Data by Nonstop Segment and On-Flight Market.