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August 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

Press Release Number: 
BTS 51-15
Date: 
Friday, November 13, 2015
Media Contact: 
Dave Smallen, 202-366-5568

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – fell to 83.5 percent in August, seasonally adjusted, following three consecutive months of growth (Table 1). Seasonal adjustment allows the comparing of monthly load factors to all other months.

Load Factor on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic & International),
August 2010 - August 2015

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August 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

The August load factor of 83.5 was below the all-time seasonally-adjusted high of 84.5 in January 2014 (Table 2). Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares the system use, measured in Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of system capacity, measured in Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

The seasonally-adjusted load factor fell in August following a rise in July to 84.1, the highest point in 12 months (Table 1). The load factor fell month-to-month because of a combined decline in passenger travel (RPMs declined from July to August) and increase in capacity (Tables 3, 4, 5).

Trends:
Seasonally-adjusted
August was the sixth consecutive month in which ASMs and passenger enplanements reached seasonally-adjusted all-time highs (Tables 6, 8). RPMs declined 0.6 percent from July to August but remained at the second highest level (Tables 3, 4). Capacity rose 0.1 percent from July to August to reach the highest all-time level (Table 5). The August load factor (83.5) was the 10th highest all-time (Table 2).

Seasonally-adjusted trends are for the time period January 2000 to present.

Unadjusted
Systemwide: August load factor (86.4) was the second highest all-time monthly load factor, down from the all-time August high set in both 2012 and 2014 (86.5) (Table 13). The number of passengers, RPMs and ASMs all reached record highs for any August.

Domestic: August load factor (86.6) was down from the all-time August high set in 2014 (86.9). The number of passengers, RPMs and ASMs all reached record highs for any August.

International: August load factor (86.0) was down from the all-time August high set in 2013 (87.2). The number of passengers, RPMs and ASMs all reached record highs for any August.

The number of systemwide passengers, RPMs and ASMs all reached record highs for the first eight months of any year.

Unadjusted trends are for the time period January 1996 to present. Data are available at Customize Table and can be downloaded from the seasonally-adjusted data  page.

Seasonally-Adjusted Air Travel 

Seasonally-Adjusted Revenue Passenger-Miles

RPMs fell 0.6 percent from July to August following following six months of growth from February to July (Table 3).

RPMs of 75.9 billion in August were the second all-time highest seasonally-adjusted total, 0.4 billion or 0.6 percent less than the all-time seasonally-adjusted high reached in July 2015. Eight of the top 10 all-time highest months for RPMs have been in 2015 and two were in 2014 (Table 4).  

Seasonally-Adjusted Available Seat-Miles

ASMs rose 0.2 percent from July to August, the sixth consecutive month of growth (Table 5).

ASMs of 90.9 billion in August were the all-time highest seasonally-adjusted total. Six of the top 10 all-time highest months for ASMs have been in 2015 and one was in 2014 (Table 6).

Seasonally-Adjusted Passenger Enplanements
Systemwide: Systemwide passenger enplanements rose 0.7 percent from July to August, the sixth consecutive month of growth (Table 7). The systemwide total  rose from July to August because of growth in domestic (0.7 percent) and international (0.1 percent) enplanements (Tables 9, 11).

Enplanements of 67.3 million in August were the all-time highest seasonally-adjusted total. Eight of the top 10 all-time highest months for systemwide enplanements have been in 2015 (Table 8).

Domestic: Enplanements on domestic flights rose 0.7 percent from July to August, the 12th consecutive month of growth (Table 9). Domestic enplanements in August (58.6 million) were the highest all-time seasonally-adjusted total. Six of the top 10 all-time highest months for domestic enplanements have been in 2015 (Table 9, 10).

International: U.S. airlines’ international enplanements rose 0.1 percent from July to August, the sixth consecutive month of growth. The August level (8.7 million) was the highest all-time seasonally-adjusted total. Seven of the top 10 all-time highest months for international enplanements have been in 2015 and three were in 2014 (Tables 11, 12).

Unadjusted Tables

Unadjusted Load Factor
U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline capacity – was 86.4 percent in August, down from July and down from August 2014 (Table 13).

The August load factor of 86.4 was down 0.1 percent from the all-time unadjusted high for the month of August (86.5) reached in 2012 (Table 14).

Unadjusted Revenue Passenger-Miles

RPMs in August declined 3.4 percent from July but increased 4.9 percent from August 2014 (Table 15).

RPMs of 85.2 billion in August were the second all-time unadjusted high, or 3.4 percent less than the all-time unadjusted high reached reached in July 2015. Three of the top 10 all-time highest months for RPMs have been in 2015 and three were in 2014 (Table 16). 

Unadjusted Available Seat-Miles

ASMs in August declined 2.4 percent from July but increased 4.9 percent from August 2014 (Table 17).

ASMs of 98.6 billion in August were the second all-time unadjusted high, or 2.4 percent less than the all-time unadjusted high reached in July 2015. Four of the top 10 all-time highest months for ASMs have been in 2015 and two were in 2014 (Table 18). 

Unadjusted Passenger Enplanements
Systemwide: Systemwide unadjusted passenger enplanements in August 2015 (72.8 million) fell 3.7 percent from July and rose 4.7 percent from August 2014 (69.5 million) (Table 19).

The August 2015 systemwide enplanement total (72.8 million) was the second highest all-time unadjusted total, 3.7 percent less than the all-time unadjusted high reached in July 2015 (75.6 million). The August 2015 level was the all-time unadjusted high for the month of August (Table 20).

Domestic: Domestic unadjusted passenger enplanements in August 2015 (62.8 million) fell 3.6 percent from July and rose 5.0 percent from August 2014 (59.8 million) (Table 21).

Domestic unadjusted passenger enplanements in August 2015 (62.8 million) were the third highest all-time unadjusted total, 3.6 percent less than the all-time unadjusted high reached in July 2015 (65.1 million). The August 2015 level was the all-time unadjusted high for the month of August (Table 22).

International: International unadjusted passenger enplanements in August 2015 (10.1 million) fell 3.9 percent from July and rose 3.3 percent from August 2014 (9.8 million) (Table 23).

International unadjusted passenger enplanements in August 2015 (10.1 million) were the third highest all-time unadjusted total, 3.9 percent less than the all-time unadjusted high reached in July 2015 (10.5 million). The August 2015 level was the all-time unadjusted high for the month of August (Table 24).

Explanation of seasonal adjustment
When the primary purpose is to examine monthly shifts in transportation services output and analyze short-term trends, the variation introduced by normal seasonal changes must be removed from the data. Transportation is highly seasonal, and without adjustment, the data do not give an accurate picture of underlying changes in aviation, passenger travel.

Seasonal adjustment of the data removes the seasonal events that follow a regular seasonal pattern. Changes that are not due to seasonality, such as a change in air travel resulting from economic conditions become more readily apparent.

The aviation data are seasonally adjusted for the effects of trading day, moving holidays, and data outliers.

See Seasonal Adjustment for methodology and additional explanation.

Explanation of seasonal adjustment
When the primary purpose is to examine monthly shifts in transportation services output and analyze short-term trends, the variation introduced by normal seasonal changes must be removed from the data. Transportation is highly seasonal, and without adjustment, the data do not give an accurate picture of underlying changes in aviation and passenger travel.

Seasonal adjustment of the data removes the seasonal events that follow a regular seasonal pattern. Changes that are not due to seasonality, such as a change in air travel resulting from economic conditions become more readily apparent.

The aviation data are seasonally adjusted for the effects of trading day, moving holidays, and data outliers.

See Seasonal Adjustment for methodology and additional explanation.

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 81 carriers as of Nov. 3 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://apps.bts.gov/xml/air_traffic/src/index.xml#CustomizeTable

For additional scheduled service numbers for U.S. airlines, U.S. and foreign airlines, by airline and by airport, see Passengers, Flights, Revenue Passenger-Miles, Available Seat-Miles and Load Factor.

Traffic numbers are available on the BTS website at TranStats, the Intermodal Transportation Database, at http://transtats.bts.gov.  Click on “Aviation.”  For systemwide 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, click on “Aviation,” then 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.

International totals in this press release consist of all U.S. carrier operations to and from the U.S. and from one foreign point to another foreign point. TranStats T-100 systemwide and international totals do not include U.S. carriers’ foreign point-to-point flights. For August, U.S. carriers reported 110,597 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through August, U.S. carriers reported 874,930 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled Dec. 10 for the release of September traffic data. None of the data are from samples so measures of statistical significance do not apply.
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Seasonally-Adjusted Tables

 

Table 1. U.S. Airlines Seasonally-Adjusted Monthly Load Factor

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs/ASMs (both seasonally-adjusted) in percent

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 82.3 83.3 84.5 83.1
February 82.3 83.7 83.9 83.9
March 82.8 82.9 83.0 83.3
April 82.9 83.0 83.8 82.9
May 82.3 83.0 83.8 83.0
June 82.8 83.3 83.0 83.3
July 82.5 82.9 83.2 84.1
August 83.0 82.8 83.3 83.5
September 82.7 82.9 83.2  
October 84.1 82.9 83.4  
November 83.1 83.5 82.5  
December 83.3 83.4 83.1  

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

 

Table 2. 10 Months with Highest Seasonally-Adjusted Load Factors, 2000-2015

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs/ASMs (both seasonally-adjusted) in percent

Scheduled service only

Rank Date Seasonally-Adjusted Load Factor
1 January 2014 84.5
2 October 2012 84.1
2 July 2015 84.1
3 February 2014 83.9
3 February 2015 83.9
4 April 2014 83.8
4 May 2014 83.8
5 February 2013 83.7
6 November 2013 83.5
6 August 2015 83.5

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

 

Table 3. U.S. Airlines Seasonally-Adjusted Monthly Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 68.0 69.4 71.1 73.0
February 68.6 70.7 71.2 73.2
March 68.9 69.3 71.6 73.8
April 68.7 69.6 71.7 74.1
May 68.3 69.8 71.9 74.7
June 68.4 70.2 71.7 75.0
July 68.1 69.7 72.0 76.4
August 68.6 70.1 71.9 75.9
September 68.4 70.0 72.0  
October 68.2 70.3 72.5  
November 68.8 70.9 71.9  
December 68.8 70.9 73.4  

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

 

Table 4. 10 Months with Highest Seasonally-Adjusted Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs), 2000-2015

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Seasonally-Adjusted RPMs in billions
1 July 2015 76.4
2 August 2015 75.9
3 June 2015 75.0
4 May 2015 74.7
5 April 2015 74.1
6 March 2015 73.8
7 December 2014 73.4
8 February 2015 73.2
9 January 2015 73.0
10 October 2014 72.5

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

 

Table 5. U.S. Airlines Seasonally-Adjusted Monthly Available Seat-Miles (ASMs)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) ASMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 82.6 83.3 84.1 87.9
February 83.3 84.5 84.8 87.2
March 83.2 83.7 86.3 88.6
April 82.9 83.9 85.5 89.3
May 82.9 84.2 85.8 90.0
June 82.7 84.2 86.4 90.1
July 82.5 84.1 86.5 90.8
August 82.6 84.7 86.4 90.9
September 82.7 84.4 86.5  
October 81.1 84.8 86.9  
November 82.8 84.9 87.2  
December 82.6 85.0 88.4  

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

 

Table 6. 10 Months with Highest Seasonally-Adjusted Available Seat-Miles (ASMs), 2000-2015

Systemwide (Domestic + International) ASMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Seasonally-Adjusted ASMs in billions
1 August 2015 90.9
2 July 2015 90.8
3 June 2015 90.1
4 May 2015 90.0
5 April 2015 89.3
6 March 2015 88.6
7 December 2014 88.4
8 November 2007 88.3
9 December 2007 88.1
10 January 2008 88.0

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

 

Table 7. U.S. Airlines Systemwide Seasonally-Adjusted Passenger Enplanements

Systemwide (Domestic + International) passenger enplanements (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 61.14 61.82 62.71 64.68
February 61.47 62.92 62.92 64.67
March 61.14 61.24 63.73 65.32
April 61.46 61.67 63.41 65.63
May 60.98 61.61 63.55 66.05
June 61.15 61.98 63.43 66.23
July 61.10 61.21 63.58 66.84
August 61.45 61.64 63.49 67.29
September 61.28 61.96 63.89  
October 61.11 62.08 63.98  
November 61.17 63.04 64.21  
December 61.82 62.60 64.34  

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

 

Table 8. Systemwide 10 Months with Highest Seasonally-Adjusted Available Passenger Enplanements, 2000-2015

Systemwide (Domestic + International) passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Seasonally-Adjusted enplanements in millions
1 August 2015 67.29
2 July 2015 66.84
3 June 2015 66.23
4 May 2015 66.05
5 April 2015 65.63
6 March 2015 65.32
7 August 2007 64.86
8 October 2007 64.70
9 January 2015 64.68
10 February 2015 64.67

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

 

Table 9. U.S. Airlines Domestic Seasonally-Adjusted Passenger Enplanements

Domestic passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 53.40 53.87 54.40 56.29
February 53.65 54.84 54.63 56.30
March 53.26 53.21 55.37 56.94
April 53.59 53.66 54.99 57.23
May 53.16 53.54 55.14 57.60
June 53.37 53.84 55.04 57.70
July 53.31 53.01 55.23 58.20
August 53.62 53.43 55.17 58.63
September 53.31 53.79 55.62  
October 53.21 53.85 55.81  
November 53.25 54.81 55.92  
December 53.90 54.34 55.95  

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

 

Table 10. Domestic 10 Months with Highest Seasonally-Adjusted Available Passenger Enplanements, 2000-2015

Domestic passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Seasonally-Adjusted enplanements in millions
1 August 2015 58.63
2 July 2015 58.20
3 June 2015 57.70
4 May 2015 57.60
5 August 2007 57.24
6 April 2015 57.23
7 October 2007 57.03
8 March 2015 56.94
9 June 2007 56.91
10 September 2007 56.89

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

 

Table 11. U.S. Airlines International Seasonally-Adjusted Passenger Enplanements

International passenger enplanements (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 7.74 7.95 8.31 8.40
February 7.82 8.08 8.29 8.38
March 7.88 8.03 8.36 8.39
April 7.87 8.01 8.42 8.40
May 7.82 8.07 8.41 8.45
June 7.79 8.14 8.39 8.53
July 7.79 8.19 8.36 8.64
August 7.83 8.21 8.32 8.65
September 7.97 8.18 8.27  
October 7.91 8.23 8.18  
November 7.92 8.23 8.30  
December 7.92 8.26 8.38  

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

 

Table 12. International 10 Months with Highest Seasonally-Adjusted Available Passenger Enplanements, 2000-2015

International passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Seasonally-Adjusted enplanements in millions
1 August 2015 8.65
2 July 2015 8.64
3 June 2015 8.53
4 May 2015 8.45
5 April 2014 8.42
6 May 2014 8.41
7 April 2015 8.40
8 January 2015 8.40
9 June 2014 8.39
10 March 2015 8.39

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

 

Table 13. U.S. Airlines Unadjusted Monthly Load Factor

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs/ASMs (both unadjusted) in percent

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 77.6 78.9 80.3 79.1
February 76.6 79.2 79.8 80.2
March 83.0 84.3 83.5 83.9
April 82.5 81.6 83.4 82.5
May 83.5 84.2 85.0 84.1
June 86.5 87.0 86.4 86.4
July 86.6 86.6 86.7 87.4
August 86.5 86.1 86.5 86.4
September 81.6 81.6 81.9  
October 83.4 82.2 82.8  
November 81.9 79.3 79.8  
December 81.5 84.4 82.6  

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

 

Table 14. 10 Months with Highest Unadjusted Load Factors, 2000-2015

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs/ASMs (both unadjusted) in percent

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Unadjusted Load Factor
1 July 2015 87.4
2 June 2013 87.0
3 July 2011 86.9
4 July 2010 86.8
4 July 2010 86.8
5 July 2014 86.7
6 July 2012 86.6
6 July 2013 86.6
7 June 2012 86.5
7 August 2012 86.5
7 August 2014 86.5

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

 

Table 15. U.S. Airlines Unadjusted Monthly Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 61.1 62.4 64.1 66.0
February 57.5 57.5 57.9 59.8
March 70.8 72.2 73.6 75.8
April 67.8 67.8 70.7 73.1
May 71.2 73.0 75.2 78.0
June 76.0 77.9 79.5 82.7
July 79.6 81.3 83.7 88.3
August 77.7 79.3 81.2 85.2
September 65.2 66.6 68.4  
October 67.0 69.1 71.3  
November 63.4 63.0 65.2  
December 65.9 70.4 71.8  
8 Mo. Total 561.7 571.4 585.9 608.8
Yr. Total 823.2 840.4 862.5  

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

 

Table 16. 10 Months with Highest Unadjusted Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs), 2000-2015

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Unadjusted RPMs in billions
1 July 2015 88.3
2 August 2015 85.2
3 July 2014 83.7
4 June 2015 82.7
5 July 2013 81.3
6 August 2014 81.2
7 July 2011 80.4
8 July 2007 79.9
9 July 2012 79.6
10 June 2014 79.5

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

 

Table 17. U.S. Airlines Unadjusted Monthly Monthly Available Seat-Miles (ASMs)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) ASMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 78.7 79.2 79.8 83.4
February 75.0 72.6 72.5 74.5
March 85.3 85.6 88.2 90.3
April 82.1 83.1 84.8 88.6
May 85.2 86.7 88.5 92.8
June 87.8 89.5 92.0 95.7
July 91.9 93.8 96.5 101.0
August 89.9 92.2 94.0 98.6
September 80.0 81.5 83.5  
October 80.3 84.0 86.1  
November 77.4 79.5 81.7  
December 80.9 83.4 86.8  
8 Mo. Total 675.9 682.7 696.3 724.9
Yr. Total 994.5 1,011.1 1,034.4  

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

 

Table 18. 10 Months with Highest Unadjusted Available Seat-Miles (ASMs), 2000-2015

Systemwide (Domestic + International) ASMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Unadjusted ASMs in billions
1 July 2015 101.0
2 August 2015 98.6
3 July 2014 96.5
4 June 2015 95.7
5 August 2014 94.0
6 July 2013 93.8
7 July 2008 93.7
8 July 2007 92.9
9 August 2007 92.8
10 May 2015 92.8

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Note: Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

 

Table 19. U.S. Airlines Systemwide Unadjusted Passenger Enplanements

Systemwide (Domestic + International) passenger enplanements (unadjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 54.44 55.35 55.81 57.78
February 53.11 52.49 52.44 54.16
March 64.46 65.10 66.44 68.20
April 61.50 60.98 63.49 65.92
May 63.68 64.79 66.51 68.93
June 66.61 67.08 68.60 71.27
July 69.19 69.22 71.89 75.63
August 67.76 67.73 69.53 72.85
September 57.42 58.19 59.99  
October 60.93 62.16 64.49  
November 58.74 57.60 59.74  
December 58.87 62.49 63.78  
8 Mo. Total 500.75 502.74 514.71 534.74
Yr. Total 736.71 743.18 762.71 534.74

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

 

Table 20. Systemwide 10 Months with Highest Unadjusted Available Passenger Enplanements, 2000-2015

Systemwide (Domestic + International) passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines (unadjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Unadjusted enplanements in millions
1 July 2015 75.63
2 August 2015 72.85
3 July 2007 72.40
4 July 2014 71.89
5 August 2007 71.34
6 June 2015 71.27
7 July 2005 70.57
8 July 2008 70.47
9 July 2011 69.91
10 June 2007 69.69

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

 

Table 21. U.S. Airlines Domestic Unadjusted Passenger Enplanements

Domestic passenger numbers (unadjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled Service Only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 47.08 47.82 47.96 49.73
February 46.41 45.74 45.51 47.16
March 56.20 56.57 57.76 59.56
April 53.69 53.23 55.25 57.70
May 55.75 56.56 57.89 60.25
June 57.90 57.99 59.26 61.81
July 59.69 59.31 61.76 65.13
August 58.65 58.12 59.76 62.76
September 50.14 50.77 52.53  
October 53.78 54.71 57.08  
November 51.85 50.54 52.58  
December 51.17 54.33 55.49  
8 Mo. Total 435.37 435.34 445.15 464.10
Yr. Total 642.31 645.69 662.83 464.10

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

 

Table 22. Domestic 10 Months with Highest Unadjusted Available Passenger Enplanements, 2000-2015

Domestic passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines (unadjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Unadjusted enplanements in millions
1 July 2015 65.13
2 July 2007 63.46
3 August 2015 62.76
4 August 2007 62.66
5 July 2005 62.40
6 June 2015 61.81
7 July 2014 61.76
8 June 2007 61.49
9 July 2008 61.40
10 July 2006 60.84

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

 

Table 23. U.S. Airlines International Unadjusted International Passenger Enplanements

International passenger enplanements (unadjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

  2012 2013 2014 2015
January 7.36 7.53 7.85 8.06
February 6.70 6.75 6.93 7.00
March 8.26 8.53 8.68 8.64
April 7.80 7.75 8.24 8.22
May 7.93 8.22 8.62 8.67
June 8.71 9.08 9.34 9.46
July 9.50 9.91 10.13 10.50
August 9.11 9.61 9.77 10.09
September 7.29 7.43 7.46  
October 7.15 7.45 7.41  
November 6.89 7.06 7.16  
December 7.71 8.16 8.29  
8 Mo. Total 65.37 67.38 69.56 70.64
Yr. Total 94.41 97.48 99.88 70.64

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

 

Table 24. International 10 Months with Highest Unadjusted Available Passenger Enplanements, 2000-2015

International passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines (unadjusted) in millions (000,000)

Scheduled service only

Rank Month Unadjusted enplanements in millions
1 July 2015 10.50
2 July 2014 10.13
3 August 2015 10.09
4 July 2013 9.91
5 August 2014 9.77
6 August 2013 9.61
7 July 2011 9.60
8 July 2012 9.50
9 June 2015 9.46
10 June 2014 9.34

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