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June 06, 2014
February 2014 YTD U.S. - International Air Passenger Traffic up Seven Percent
International Air Traffic totaled 28.5 Million Passengers
International air traffic to/from the U.S.(1) totaled 28.5million passengers through February 2014, a seven percent increase over February 2013 year-to-date. U.S. citizen travel (11.9 million) was up seven percent and comprised 42 percent of all air traffic. However, non-U.S. citizen air travelers (16.6 million) increased by six percent maintaining their market share at 58 percent.
U.S. airlines carried 15.0 million passengers, up five percent, their share declined to 53 percent. Foreign flags carried 13.4 million passengers, up almost nine percent from same period 2013.
The following, overseas, Canada and Mexico regions are ‘breakouts’ of international:
Overseas air traffic accounted for 20.4 million passengers, 72 percent of all international, and grew by six percent. U.S. citizen travel (8.6 million) increased five percent and comprised 42 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (11.7 million) increased by six percent, increasing their market share to 58 percent.
U.S. airlines carried 10.3 million passengers, up four percent, their share dropping from 52 to 51 percent. Foreign flags carried 10.0 million passengers, up eight percent from February 2013 ytd.
Overseas regions performed as follows:
North American markets accounted for almost 29 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.
Canadian air traffic accounted for 4.3 million passengers, 15 percent of all international traffic, and increased by five percent. U.S. citizen travel (788,000) increased four percent and comprised 19 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (3.5 million), increased by five percent. Market share remained unchanged.
U.S. flags carried 1.7 million passengers, up almost one percent from 2013, and their share declined to 41 percent. Foreign flags carried 2.5 million passengers, up eight percent.
Mexico air traffic accounted for 3.9 million passengers, 13 percent of all international traffic, and was up 13 percent. U.S. citizen travel (2.5 million) increased 15 percent and comprised 65 percent of all air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (1.4 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by 11 percent, market share down to 35 percent.
U.S. flags carried 3.0 million passengers, up 11 percent from 2013, and their share dropped from 79 to 77 percent. Foreign flags carried 878,000 passengers, up 22 percent increasing share to 23 percent.
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: January 2014 was up 7.7 percent and February was up 5.5 percent.
NTTO will publish the February U.S. Citizen Outbound, all mode travel, when aggregate Canadian and Mexican departure data has been processed from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico, respectively. (U.S. Citizen outbound is a component in the estimation of U.S. travel ‘imports’. For 2014, January, see: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2014-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 slightly exceed what has been reported by Airlines for America. A4A reported mainline numbers for most of their member carriers. 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: