U.S. Citizen Air Traffic to Overseas Regions, Canada & Mexico 2008
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FINAL1 U.S. CITIZEN AIR TRAFFIC2 TO OVERSEAS REGIONS, CANADA & MEXICO 2008
Regions      Jan           Feb           Mar           Apr           May           Jun           Jul           Aug           Sep           Oct           Nov           Dec      Total Annual % Change YTD3
Europe 753,241 668,385 982,679 968,486 1,318,802 1,521,619 1,334,096 1,122,497 1,180,564 916,328 765,079 888,886 12,505,627 -6.2%
Caribbean 438,600 435,308 547,115 492,124 504,964 558,422 626,393 521,947 287,346 335,003 394,502 493,065 5,686,838 0.7%
Asia 494,580 402,100 515,685 430,615 496,099 516,814 481,649 430,945 390,446 457,586 407,984 462,870 5,514,987 -1.6%
South America 207,293 202,985 225,557 175,747 196,573 244,346 231,272 209,270 166,835 184,751 203,791 286,825 2,546,511 3.4%
Central America 216,029 219,115 263,537 189,909 200,231 265,294 253,007 220,683 128,348 149,588 192,037 268,451 2,588,064 1.1%
Oceania 73,910 79,339 66,298 50,438 53,517 61,465 75,890 58,032 49,771 60,102 63,254 72,383 767,836 -6.8%
Middle East 57,216 51,780 64,548 60,994 75,411 85,385 74,590 65,297 60,491 73,587 88,964 94,105 858,952 45.2%
Africa 21,319 16,700 25,232 19,508 26,545 28,968 31,987 27,491 25,490 30,020 29,087 34,996 319,713 55.8%
                             
Total Overseas 2,262,188 2,075,712 2,690,651 2,387,821 2,872,142 3,282,313 3,108,884 2,656,162 2,289,291 2,206,965 2,144,698 2,601,581 30,788,528 -1.4%
                             
Mexico 471,670 454,449 558,210 484,746 508,033 577,543 581,858 496,806 312,393 402,109 449,593 569,135 5,889,363 1.5%
Canada (rev) 184,794 197,016 228,602 242,395 316,552 429,239 472,542 432,501 318,123 276,633 213,697 269,665 3,581,759 -5.0%
                             
Grand Total 2,918,652 2,727,177 3,477,463 3,114,962 3,696,727 4,289,095 4,163,284 3,585,469 2,919,807 2,885,707 2,807,988 3,440,381 40,259,650 -1.3%
Monthly % Chg 6.0% 6.6% 2.8% 0.1% 0.7% -0.6% -4.0% -3.7% -7.2% -7.1% -4.8% -3.2%    

1 Preliminary monthly data do not include 'late records' which will be reflected in Quarterly and Final Annual reports

2 Air traffic only, non-stop from US port to foreign port. Not same as total 'visitation' throughout the respective regions (refer 2008 U.S. Outbound Profile)

3 Percentage change is compared to the same time frame from the previous year.

Note: Air Traffic to Overseas and Mexico (on U.S. and foreign flags) are reported from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) "U.S. International Air Travel Statistics Report" I-92.
Air traffic to Canada is obtained from Statistics Canada.

To find out more about the I-92 program, visit: http://travel.trade.gov/research/programs/i92/index.html

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce / International Trade Administration/ MAS / Services / Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.

Released: June 2009