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U.S. Airline Passengers


Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

U.S. Airline Passengers

In 2011, airlines based in the United States originated 728 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 55 percent of the passengers.

U.S. Airline Passengers Oct-11 Oct-12
Scheduled System (Domestic and International) U.S. Airlines Total Passengers 61,008,771 60,617,160
Percent change from same month previous year -1.4 -0.6

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 as of February 2013.