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March 7, 2013
U.S. - International Air Passenger Traffic for January 2013 up Four Percent
Total International Air Traffic was 14.2 Million Passengers
International air traffic to/from the U.S. (1) totaled 14.2 million passengers in January 2013, a four percent increase over January 2012. U.S. citizen travel (5.9 million) increased one percent and comprised 42 percent of all air traffic. However, non-U.S. citizen air travelers (8.3 million) increased by five percent raising their market share to 58 percent.
U.S. airlines carried 7.6 million passengers, up two percent, however their share slipped from 54 to 53 percent. Foreign flags carried 6.6 million passengers, up five percent from January 2011.
The following, overseas, Canada and Mexico regions are ‘breakouts’ of international:
Overseas air traffic accounting for 10.4 million passengers, 73 percent of all international, grew by three percent. U.S. citizen travel (4.4 million) increased one percent and comprised 43 percent of all air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (5.9 million) increased by five percent increasing their market share to 57 percent.
U.S. airlines carried 5.3 million passengers, up two percent, however their share dropped from 52 to 51 percent. Foreign flags carried 5.1 million passengers, up four percent from January 2012.
Overseas regions performed as follows:
North American markets accounted for 27 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.
Canadian air traffic accounting for 2.0 million passengers, 14 percent of all international traffic, increased by six percent. U.S. citizen travel (394,000) increased eight percent and comprised only 19 percent of all air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (1.6 million) increased by five percent. Market share remained unchanged.
U.S. flags carried 868,000 passengers, up seven percent from last year, and their share increased from 42 to 43 percent. Foreign flags carried 1.2 million passengers, up five percent..
Mexico air traffic accounted for 1.8 million passengers, 13 percent of all international traffic, and was up 5 percent. U.S. citizen travel (1.1) increased three percent and comprised 61 percent of all air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (705,000) transiting through Mexico, increased by seven percent increasing their market share to 39 percent.
U.S. flags carried 1.39 million passengers, up three percent from last year, and their share dropped from 78 to 77 percent. Foreign flags carried 415,000 passengers, up 11 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:
Later this month OTTI will publish the U.S. Citizen Outbound, all mode travel, as the aggregate departure data is received from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico. (U.S. Citizen outbound is a component in the estimation of U.S. travel imports. For current 2012 through November: https://travel.trade.gov/view/m-2012-O-001/index.html
A description of the “I-92” program: http://tinet.ita.doc.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: