This program provides information on international air traffic between the United States and other countries. The data has been collected from the Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection’s Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) since July 2010. Previously the data source was the DHS/INS I-92 paper form. These data are now obtained electronically from all U .S. and foreign flag carriers who operate United States international arrival or departure flights (Canada is included as of 2011). The APIS based “I-92” system provides air traffic data on the following parameters: number of passengers, by country, airport, scheduled or chartered, U.S. Flag, foreign flag, citizens and non-citizens.
- Began in 1975, the system was managed by U.S. Department of Transportation until 1994.The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) assumed responsibility of the program in 1995.
- Data/Report formats include: electronic (.pdf, .doc, .xls) reports or text (.txt) data files on a monthly, quarterly and annual subscription basis.