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September 10, 2014
May 2014 YTD U.S. - International Air Passenger Traffic up Seven Percent
Total International Traffic up 10 Percent in May
International air traffic to/from the U.S.(1)totaled 77.9 million passengers through May 2014, a seven percent increase over the May 2013 year-to-date period.
U.S. citizen travel (33.8 million) was up eight percent and comprised 43 percent of all air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (44.1 million) increased by seven percent, with market share at 57 percent.
U.S. airlines carried 41.2 million passengers, up five percent, however their share slipped to 53 percent. Foreign flags carried 36.7 million passengers, up nine percent from same period 2013.
The following, overseas, Canada and Mexico regions are ‘breakouts’ of international:
Overseas air traffic accounted for 56.5 million passengers, almost 73 percent of all international, and grew by seven percent.
U.S. citizen travel (24.9 million) was up six percent and comprised 44 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (31.6 million) increased by seven percent holding their market share at 56 percent.
U.S. airlines carried 28.6 million passengers, up five percent, their share dropping to 51 percent. Foreign flags carried 27.9 million passengers, up eight percent from May 2013 YTD.
Overseas regions performed as follows:
North American markets accounted for 27.5 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.
Canadian air traffic accounted for 11.4 million passengers, 15 percent of all international traffic, and increased by six percent.
U.S. citizen travel (2.4 million) increased seven percent and comprised 21 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (9.0 million), increased by six percent. Market share remained edged down at 79 percent.
U.S. flags carried 4.8 million passengers, up three percent from last year, and their share slipped to 42 percent. Foreign flags carried 6.6 million passengers, up eight percent.
Mexico air traffic accounted for 10.1 million passengers, 13 percent of all international traffic, and was up 13 percent.
U.S. citizen travel (6.5 million) increased 14 percent and comprised 65 percent of all air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (3.6 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by 11 percent, but market share dropped to 35 percent.
U.S. flags carried 7.8 million passengers, up 11 percent from last year, but their share slipped to 78 percent. Foreign flags carried 2.2 million passengers, up 21 percent increasing share to 22 percent.
May 2014 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:
Subsequently NTTO will publish the May U.S. Citizen Outbound, all mode travel. (U.S. Citizen outbound is a component in the estimation of U.S. travel ‘imports’. For current 2014, April: http://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2014-O-001/index.html
A description of the “APIS” program: http://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. 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: