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U.S. Airline Passengers


Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

U.S. Airline Passengers

In 2012, airlines based in the United States originated 734 million passengers. Eighty-seven percent of passengers had a destination in the United States, and 13 percent had an international destination. For international air travel trips originating in the U.S., domestic carriers originated 54 percent of the passengers.

U.S. Airline Passengers May-12 May-13
Scheduled System (Domestic and International) U.S. Airlines Total Passengers 63,478,254 64,571,450
Percent change from same month previous year - 0.3% + 1.7%

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