U.S. airways and overseas airways serving the U.S. carried an all-time excessive of 1.Zero billion systemwide (home and worldwide) scheduled service passengers in 2018, 4.Eight % greater than the earlier file excessive of 965.Four million reached in 2017.

U.S. airways and overseas airways serving the U.S. carried an all-time excessive of 1.Zero billion systemwide (home and worldwide) scheduled service passengers in 2018, 4.Eight % greater than the earlier file excessive of 965.Four million reached in 2017. The year-over-year systemwide enhance resulted from a 4.9 % rise within the variety of passengers on home flights (777.9 million passengers in 2018) and 4.Four % development in passengers on U.S. and overseas airways’ flights to and from the U.S. (233.6 million passengers in 2018) (Tables 1, 1A, 5, 9). Systemwide passengers embody these on scheduled home flights plus these on scheduled flights to and from the USA. Annual Passengers on All U.S. Scheduled Airline Flights (Home & Worldwide) and International Airline Flights to and from the USA, 2003-2018 Passengers in millionsSource:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market (All Carriers) SOURCE for Recession Dates: Nationwide Bureau of Financial Analysis, US Enterprise Cycle Expansions and Contractions U.S. airways carried 4.9 % extra passengers on home flights and three.1 % extra passengers on worldwide flights in 2018 than in 2017 for a systemwide enhance of 4.7 %. International airways carried 5.6 % extra passengers to and from the U.S. than in 2017. The 233.6 million passengers on worldwide flights to and from the U.S. was a file excessive, exceeding the earlier excessive set in 2017 (Tables 1A, 1B, 5, 9). This annual launch consists of preliminary information on U.S. service scheduled home and worldwide service, together with from one overseas level to a different overseas level, and overseas service scheduled worldwide service to and from the U.S. BTS month-to-month air site visitors releases embody information on U.S. service scheduled service solely. Airways with Most Passengers in 2018 Southwest Airways carried extra complete system passengers in 2018 than every other U.S. airline. American Airways carried extra passengers on worldwide flights to and from the U.S. in 2018 than every other U.S. or overseas service. British Airways carried probably the most passengers on flights to and from the U.S. of any overseas airline (Tables 3, 7, 11). U.S. Airports with Most Passengers in 2018 Extra complete system passengers boarded planes in 2018 at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Worldwide than at every other U.S. airport. Extra passengers boarded worldwide flights at New York John F. Kennedy than at every other U.S. airport (Tables 4, 8, 12). Load Issue and CapacityFrom 2017 to 2018, systemwide demand, measured in Income Passenger-Miles, (RPMs) grew by 5.2 % whereas capability, measured in Out there Seat-Miles (ASMs), grew by 4.6 %. Consequently, load issue, which measures the usage of capability, rose 0.5 factors from 82.5 to 83.0 (Desk 1).  Home load issue fell 0.1 factors as demand, measured in RPMs, rose 5.Four %, barely lower than the 5.5 % development in capability measured in ASMs (Desk 5). Demand on worldwide flights, measured in RPMs, rose 5.Zero %, greater than the three.7 % development in capability measured in ASMs. The outcome was a 1.Zero level rise within the worldwide load issue to 81.7 from 80.6 in 2017 (Desk 9). For annual airline and airport statistics, the accompanying Tables 1 via Four present mixed home and worldwide journey statistics, Tables 5 via Eight present home journey statistics and Tables 9 via 12 present worldwide journey statistics. Reporting Notes Knowledge are compiled from month-to-month studies filed with BTS by industrial U.S. and overseas air carriers detailing operations, passenger site visitors and freight site visitors. This launch consists of information acquired by BTS from 215 carriers as of March 13 for U.S. and overseas service scheduled civilian operations. Go to the whole listing of reporting and non-reporting carriers. Determine 1 numbers start with 2003, the primary full yr of information following a reporting change that went into impact in October 2002. U.S. carriers’ overseas point-to-point flights are included in system and worldwide totals. To create a custom-made desk for U.S. service passengers, flights, RPMs, ASMs and different information, together with non-scheduled service, go to BTS Air Provider Visitors Statistics. For extra scheduled service numbers for U.S. and overseas airways, by airline and by airport, see Passengers, Flights, Income Passenger-Miles, Out there Seat-Miles and Load Issue. Visitors numbers can be found on the BTS web site at TranStats. Click on on “Aviation.” For U.S. service systemwide passengers, RPMs and ASMs by service via December, click on on “Air Provider Abstract Knowledge (Kind 41 and 298C Abstract Knowledge),” after which click on on “Schedule T-1.” Use crosstabs to search out scheduled service. For home numbers via December and worldwide numbers via September by origin in addition to by service, click on on “Aviation,” then click on on “Air Provider Statistics (Kind 41 Visitors).”  Click on on “T-100 Market” for system passenger numbers, “T-100 Home Market” for home or “T-100 Worldwide Market” for worldwide.  For flights, stage size and journey size, use the suitable T-100 Section database. Use crosstabs to search out scheduled service. Full worldwide information for the total yr 2018 might be launched on June 13. Not one of the information are from samples so measures of statistical significance don’t apply. Knowledge on this press launch aren’t seasonally adjusted. Desk 1. Scheduled Systemwide (Home and Worldwide) Airline Journey on U.S. and International Airways, 2017-2018 Annual 2017 2018 Change % Passengers (in thousands and thousands) 965.Four 1,011.5 4.Eight Flights (in hundreds) 9,761.4 10,012.Three 2.6 Income Passenger Miles (in billions) 1,436.Eight 1,511.7 5.2 Out there Seat-Miles (in billions) 1,742.Four 1,822.Zero 4.6 Load Issue* 82.5 83.Zero 0.5 Flight Stage Size** 984.4 995.Eight 1.2 Passenger Journey Size*** 1,488.Three 1,494.6 0.Four Notes: * Change in load issue factors** The typical continuous distance flown per departure in miles*** The typical distance flown per passenger in milesNote: Proportion modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding.Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market and Section Desk 1A. Annual Enplanements on U.S. Carriers and on International Carriers’ U.S. Flights 2017-2018 Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) 20172018Change % U.S. Provider Home 741.7 777.9 4.9 Worldwide 107.7 111.1 3.1 System 849.4 889.Zero 4.7 International Provider To and From U.S. 116.0 122.5 5.6 Complete 965.Four 1,011.5 4.Eight Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market Desk 1B. 2018 Passengers on U.S. and International Airways by Origin and Vacation spot Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) Vacation spot Home International Origin Home Home carriers 785.5 Home carriers 55.3 International Carriers N/A International Carriers 63.0 International Home carriers 55.Four Home carriers 0.6 International Carriers 62.5 International Carriers* N/A Notes:  * International carriers don’t report back to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics on flights with out a U.S. origin or vacation spot Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market (All Carriers) Desk 2. Month-to-month Systemwide (Home and Worldwide) Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. and International Airways, 2016-2018 Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) 201620172016-2017 Pct. Change20182017-2018 Pct. Change January 69.1 71.7 3.7 73.7 2.Eight February 65.6 65.Eight 0.3 69.Eight 6.Zero March 79.1 81.9 3.6 86.Three 5.Four April 75.6 79.9 5.6 83.6 4.7 Might 80.7 83.Four 3.3 87.9 5.5 June 84.3 87.5 3.8 92.Three 5.5 July 87.7 91.Three 4.2 96.1 5.2 August 84.3 88.7 5.3 93.Zero 4.Eight September 75.9 74.6 -1.6 78.5 5.1 October 78.7 82.Three 4.5 85.Three 3.7 November 75.0 78.Four 4.6 82.1 4.6 December 77.3 79.9 3.4 82.9 3.Eight Yr. Complete 933.1 965.Four 3.5 1,011.5 4.Eight Notes:  Proportion modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding. Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market Desk 3. High 10 Airways, ranked by 2018 System* Scheduled Enplanements Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) 2018 RankCarrier2018 Enplaned Passengers2017 Rank2017 Enplaned PassengersPct. Change 2017-2018 1 Southwest 163.606 1 157.677 3.Eight 2 Delta 152.029 2 145.647 4.Four Three American 148.181 3 144.864 2.Three Four United 113.197 4 107.243 5.6 5 JetBlue 42.236 5 40.015 5.5 6 SkyWest 38.956 6 35.776 8.9 7 Alaska 33.503 7 26.067 28.5 Eight Spirit 28.683 8 23.813 20.5 9 Frontier 19.433 10 16.800 15.7 10 Republic 18.640 9 16.932 10.1 Notes: * System equals home plus internationalPercentage modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding.Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market Desk 4. High 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by 2018 System* Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. and International Airways Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) 2018 RankAirport2018 Enplaned Passengers2017 Rank2017 Enplaned PassengersPct. Change 2017-2018 1 Atlanta 51.844 1 50.243 3.2 2 Los Angeles 42.578 2 41.201 3.Three Three Chicago O’Hare 39.851 3 38.577 3.Three Four Dallas/Fort Value 32.780 4 31.794 3.1 5 Denver 31.341 5 29.787 5.2 6 New York JFK 30.489 6 29.490 3.Four 7 San Francisco 27.770 7 26.892 3.Three Eight Seattle 23.977 9 22.604 6.1 9 Las Vegas 23.593 8 23.150 1.9 10 Orlando 23.155 11 21.542 7.5 Notes: * System equals home plus internationalPercentage modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding.Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market Desk 5. Home Scheduled Airline Journey on U.S. Airways, 2017-2018 Annual 2017 2018 Change % Passengers (in thousands and thousands) 741.7 777.9 4.9 Flights (in hundreds) 8,177.6 8,391.Four 2.6 Income Passenger Miles (in billions) 684.2 721.2 5.Four Out there Seat-Miles (in billions) 809.1 854.Zero 5.5 Load Issue* 84.6 84.5 -0.1 Flight Stage Size** 710.0 721.Zero 1.5 Passenger Journey Size*** 922.5 927.1 0.5 Notes: * Change in load issue factors** The typical continuous distance flown per departure in miles*** The typical distance flown per passenger in milesPercentage modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding.Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Home Market and Section Desk 6. Month-to-month Home Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. Airways, 2016-2018 Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) 201620172016-2017 Pct. Change20182017-2018 Pct. Change January 52.5 54.1 3.1 55.Eight 3.2 February 51.1 51.1 -0.1 54.1 5.9 March 61.6 64.Zero 3.8 66.6 4.2 April 58.9 61.1 3.7 64.6 5.7 Might 62.8 64.Four 2.7 67.Eight 5.Three June 64.8 66.7 3.1 70.Three 5.Three July 66.1 68.6 3.7 72.5 5.Eight August 63.5 66.7 5.0 70.Three 5.5 September 58.6 57.1 -2.5 60.5 5.Eight October 61.7 64.6 4.7 67.1 3.Eight November 59.3 61.9 4.5 64.6 4.Four December 59.2 61.Four 3.7 63.6 3.7 Yr. Complete 720.0 741.7 3.0 777.9 4.9 Notes:  Proportion modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding. Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Home Market Desk 7. High 10 Airways, ranked by 2018 Home Scheduled Enplanements Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) 2018 RankCarrier2018 Enplaned Passengers2017 Rank2017 Enplaned PassengersPct. Change 2017-2018 1 Southwest 159.045 1 153.809 3.Four 2 Delta 126.473 2 120.735 4.Eight Three American 119.471 3 116.471 2.6 Four United 85.896 4 80.434 6.Eight 5 SkyWest 37.427 5 34.054 9.9 6 JetBlue 33.965 6 32.394 4.Eight 7 Alaska 31.493 7 24.063 30.9 Eight Spirit 26.319 8 21.971 19.Eight 9 Frontier 18.669 9 15.970 16.9 10 Republic 17.594 10 15.787 11.Four Notes:  Proportion modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding. Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Home Market Desk 8. High 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by 2018 Home Scheduled Enplanements Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) 2018 RankAirport2018 Enplaned Passengers2017 Rank2017 Enplaned PassengersPct. Change 2017-2018 1 Atlanta 45.711 1 44.351 3.1 2 Chicago O’Hare 33.144 2 32.189 3.Zero Three Los Angeles 30.008 3 29.142 3.Zero Four Denver 29.883 4 28.503 4.Eight 5 Dallas/Fort Value 28.641 5 27.730 3.Three 6 Las Vegas 21.812 6 21.382 2.Zero 7 Seattle 21.381 10 20.132 6.2 Eight San Francisco 20.995 8 20.437 2.7 9 Charlotte 20.715 7 20.493 1.1 10 Phoenix 20.580 9 20.144 2.2 Notes:  Proportion modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding. Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Home Market Desk 9. Worldwide Scheduled Airline Journey on U.S. and International Airways, 2017-2018 Annual 2017 2018 Change % Passengers (in thousands and thousands) 223.7 233.6 4.Four Flights (in hundreds) 1,583.Eight 1,621.Zero 2.Three Income Passenger Miles (in billions) 752.6 790.5 5.Zero Out there Seat-Miles (in billions) 933.3 968.Zero 3.7 Load Issue* 80.6 81.7 1.Zero Flight Stage Size** 2,401.1 2,418.Three 0.7 Passenger Journey Size*** 3,364.9 3,384.Four 0.6 Notes: * Change in load issue factors** The typical continuous distance flown per departure in miles*** The typical distance flown per passenger in milesPercentage modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding.Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Worldwide Market and Section Desk 10. Month-to-month Worldwide Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. and International Airways, 2016-2018 Passenger numbers in thousands and thousands (000,000) 201620172016-2017 Pct. Change20182017-2018 Pct. Change January 16.6 17.5 5.7 17.9 1.Eight February 14.5 14.Eight 1.6 15.7 6.Three March 17.5 18.Zero 2.7 19.7 9.6 April 16.7 18.8 12.3 19.1 1.Eight Might 18.0 18.9 5.3 20.1 6.2 June 19.5 20.7 6.3 22.Zero 6.2 July 21.5 22.7 5.6 23.5 3.5 August 20.8 22.1 6.3 22.6 2.5 September 17.3 17.5 1.3 18.Zero 3.Zero October 17.0 17.7 3.9 18.Three 3.5 November 15.7 16.5 5.1 17.Four 5.6 December 18.1 18.5 2.4 19.Three 4.1 Yr. Complete 213.1 223.7 4.9 233.6 4.Four Notes:  Proportion modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding. Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Worldwide Market Desk 11. High 10 Airways, ranked by 2018 Worldwide Scheduled Enplanements Passenger numbers in hundreds (000) 2018 RankCarrier2018 Enplaned Passengers2017 Rank2017 Enplaned PassengersPct. Change 2017-2018 1 American 28,710.Zero 1 28,392.1 1.1 2 United 27,301.Zero 2 26,808.Three 1.Eight Three Delta 25,555.9 3 24,911.9 2.6 Four JetBlue 8,270.7 Four 7,621.Zero 8.5 5 British Air 6,803.Four 5 7,072.6 -3.Eight 6 Lufthansa 6,114.Four 6 5,940.5 2.9 7 Air Canada 5,239.1 Eight 4,908.Eight 6.7 Eight WestJet 4,949.1 7 5,036.1 -1.7 9 Southwest 4,560.7 9 3,868.2 17.9 10 Virgin Atlantic 3,776.8 12 3,552.7 6.Three Notes:  Proportion modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding. Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Worldwide Market Desk 12. High 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by 2018 Worldwide Scheduled Enplanements on U.S. and International Airways Passenger numbers in hundreds (000) 2018 RankAirport2018 Enplaned Passengers2017 Rank2017 Enplaned PassengersPct. Change 2017-2018 2018 RankAirport2018 Enplaned Passengers2017 Rank2017 Enplaned PassengersPct. Change 2017-2018 1 New York JFK 16,459.9 1 16,058.6 2.5 2 Los Angeles 12,570.6 2 12,059.2 4.2 Three Miami 10,147.5 3 10,159.2 -0.1 Four Newark 6,849.6 6 6,263.6 9.Four 5 San Francisco 6,775.Three Four 6,455.1 5.Zero 6 Chicago O’Hare 6,707.Four 5 6,387.9 5.Zero 7 Atlanta 6,133.5 7 5,891.7 4.1 Eight Houston Bush 5,236.5 Eight 5,048.Eight 3.7 9 Fort Lauderdale 4,158.7 11 3,500.4 18.8 10 Dallas/Fort Value 4,138.7 9 4,064.6 1.Eight Notes:  Proportion modifications based mostly on numbers previous to rounding. Supply:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Worldwide Market

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