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December 11, 2013
August 2013 YTD U.S. - International Air Passenger Traffic up Four Percent
Total International Traffic up Six Percent in August
International air traffic to/from the U.S.(1) totaled 126.2 million passengers through August 2013, a four percent increase over the August 2012 year-to-date period. U.S. citizen travel (56.8 million) was up three percent and comprised 45 percent of all air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (69.4 million) increased by five percent with their market share at 55 percent.
U.S. airlines carried 68.0 million passengers, up three percent, with their share at 54 percent. Foreign flags carried 58.2 million passengers, up five percent from same period 2012.
The following, overseas, Canada and Mexico regions are ‘breakouts' of international:
Overseas air traffic accounted for 94.0 million passengers, 75 percent of all international, and grew by four percent. U.S. citizen travel (42.8 million) was up two percent comprising 46 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (51.2 million) were up by five percent with their market share at 54 percent.
U.S. airlines carried 48.4 million passengers, up two percent, their share holding at 52 percent. Foreign flags carried 45.6 million passengers, up five percent from August 2012 YTD.
Overseas regions performed as follows:
North American markets accounted for 25 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.
Canadian air traffic accounted for 17.6 million passengers, 14 percent of all international traffic, and increased by four percent. U.S. citizen travel (4.8 million) increased seven percent and comprised 27 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (12.8 million), increased by three percent. Market share was at 73 percent.
U.S. flags carried 8.2 million passengers, up four percent from last year, with their share at 46 percent. Foreign flags carried 9.4 million passengers, up four percent.
Mexico air traffic accounted for 14.7 million passengers, 12 percent of all international traffic, and was up seven percent. U.S. citizen travel (9.2 million) increased eight percent and comprised 63 percent of air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (5.4 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by six percent, with market share 37 percent.
U.S. flags carried 11.4 million passengers, up six percent from last year, and their share slipped to 78 percent. Foreign flags carried 3.2 million passengers, up 11 percent increasing share to 22 percent.
August 2013 Year-to-Date
Top 10 Foreign Airports (Passenger Traffic to/From U.S.):
Top 10 U.S. Airports (Passenger Traffic to/From Foreign Airports):
Top 10 Airlines(2) Serving U.S. International Non-Stop Markets:
Monthly % changes:
Later this month OTTI will publish the August U.S. Citizen Outbound, all mode travel, when aggregate Canadian and Mexican departure data is received from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico, respectively. (U.S. Citizen outbound is a component in the estimation of U.S. travel ‘imports'. For current 2013, July: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2013-O-001/index.html
A description of the “APIS” program: https://travel.trade.gov/research/programs/i92/index.html includes subscription prices for detail reports in excel and adobe.
U.S. Department of Commerce
(1) This reflects non-stop air-only data. A portion of the non-stop passenger traffic to i.e., Europe will not visit Europe, but will connect through one of Europe's airline hubs (LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG, MAD, etc.) to Africa and the Middle East. The adjustment to these regions, reflecting visitation (1+ nights), occurs after year-end data is compiled.
(2) Numbers for U.S. carriers varies from what has been reported by Airlines for America. A4A reported mainline numbers for most of their member carriers. A4A includes Canada in Domestic. The DHS-I92/APIS data includes all carriers with international service to/from the U.S. including regional carriers, both affiliated and non-affiliated, and general aviation. The I-92APIS, however is not inclusive of Pacific inter-port or other ‘beyond' traffic.
Performance metrics reported are: