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Date:Thu, 12 Aug 1999 16:45:57 -0400 (EST)
From: TInews Announcement
To: tiannounce@tinet.ita.doc.gov
Subject: TInews: 1998 Annual International Air Travel Statistics Report Available

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U.S. International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce


1998 Annual International Air Travel Statistics Report Available

Contact: Tourism Industries office
E-mail: otti@trade.gov
Web: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov
Phone: (202) 482-0140, Fax: (202) 482-2887

Tourism Industries is pleased to announce that the 1998 Annual report of the "U.S. International Air Travel Statistics" is available for purchase. This report is based on the I-92 data base and provides origin-destination air traffic figures for international flights to and from the United States. There are four sets of data tables included in this 203 page report.

The information collected is obtained from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) I-92 form. This form must be completed for all U.S. and foreign flag carriers who have United States international arrival or departure flights (excluding Canada). The Report provides air traffic data on the number of passengers by country, airport, scheduled flights, charter flights, U.S. Flag airlines, foreign flag carriers, and citizens and non-citizens. In fact, it is the only U.S. government data base to provide estimates on U.S. citizen departures on an ongoing basis. There are arrivals and departures data on nine world regions, almost 120 countries, up to 90 U.S. airports, and over 280 non-U.S. airports.

1998 Report Highlights:

In 1998, total arrivals traffic was 56,181,460 passengers. Some notable facts on arrival traffic to the United States includes:

Scheduled flights accounted for 95% of the total traffic, and 5% were charter.

U.S. flag carriers had 49% market share of all international passengers while foreign flag carriers had a 51% share.

U.S. flag carriers' passenger mix was 57% citizens and 43% non-citizens. Logically, Foreign flag carriers' passenger mix was 45% citizens and 55% non-citizens.

U.S. citizen arrivals totaled 28.6 million, or 51% of all of the international air arrivals to the United States.

In 1998, the top generating country markets for air traffic to the United States were: U.K., Japan, Mexico, Germany, France and Netherlands, all generating over two million air arrivals to the United States. There were nine other countries with over one million, but less than two million, total air arrivals to the country.

The top U.S. ports-of-entry were: New York (JFK), Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Newark, San Francisco, Honolulu, and Houston. Each port received more than two million international arrivals from all countries except Canada. There were six other airports that hosted over one million international air arrivals in 1998.

London, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Paris, and Mexico City were the top five foreign airports.

For more information on Tourism Industries "U.S. International Air Travel Statistics Report" and data base, please visit our web site. You can find this information at: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/

Once you enter the TI website, click on the "Market Analysis" icon. Then, scroll down and click on the "U.S. International Air Traveler Statistics (I-92) Program." You can order the 1998 reports on-line. Go to the publications section of the I-92 program page. You will have to click on the historical section to order any of the 1998 reports. The 1998 annual report is $300. TI has updated the web site so 1999 orders can be placed. If you would like to order the 1999 reports now, check the current publication area for the type of subscription that meets your needs.


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Tourism Industries, International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1860 Washington, D.C. 20230 (202) 482-0140, fax: (202) 482-2887 e-mail: otti@trade.gov

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