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International air traffic to/from the United States increases

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International air traffic to/from the United States totaled 162.9 million passengers from January through November 2012, a seven percent increase over the first eleven months of 2011.

U.S. citizen air travel (72.2 million) increased four percent and comprised 44 percent of all air traffic. Foreign national (non-U.S. citizen) air travelers (90.7 million) increased by nine percent, increasing share of the total market from 54 to 56 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 87.5 million passengers, up five percent, however their share dropped one percentage point to 54 percent. Foreign flags carried 75.4 million passengers, up 10 percent from January-November 2011, with their share increasing to 46 percent.

U.S. - International

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt change

   U.S. Citizens

72.166

4%

44%

-2

   Foreign Nationals

90.737

9%

56%

+2

 

 

 

 

 

   U.S. Flag Carriers (2)

87.548

5%

54%

-1

   Foreign Flag Carriers

75.355

10%

46%

+1

November air traffic was up seven percent from November 2011, disclosing an upturn.

International is the total of overseas, Canada and Mexico regions, as follows:

Overseas air traffic accounted for 122.3 million passengers, 75 percent of all international air traffic for year-to-date.

U.S. citizen travel (55.2 million) increased four percent and comprised 45 percent of all overseas air traffic. Foreign national air travelers (67.1 million) increased by ten percent, increasing market share to 55 percent, a one percentage point increase in share between 2011 and 2012.

U.S. airlines carried 63.0 million passengers, up five percent, and their share remained at 52 percent. Foreign flags carried 59.3 million passengers, up nine percent from the first eleven months of 2011. Their traffic share remained at 48 percent.

U.S. - Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt change

   U.S. Citizens

55.192

4%

45%

-1

   Foreign Nationals

67.129

10%

55%

+1

 

 

 

 

 

   U.S. Flag Carriers

63.024

5%

52%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

59.297

9%

48%

0

Total air traffic to/from overseas regions for the year performed as follows:

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg from
Oct 2011 year-to-date

   Europe

   49.515

   4%

   Asia

   24.588

   12%

   Caribbean

   17.375

   6%

   South America

   12.100

   8%

   Central America

   8.201

   10%

   Middle East

   5.611

   10%

   Oceania

   3.657

   8%

   Africa

   1.274

   12%

   Total Overseas

   122.321

   7%

North American markets (Canada and Mexico) accounted for 25 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.

U.S.-Canada air traffic accounted for 22.7 million passengers, 14 percent of all international traffic, and was up seven percent year-to-date.

U.S. citizen travel (6.1 million) increased five percent and comprised only 27 percent of air traffic in the market. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (16.6 million), increased by eight percent with their market share remaining at 73 percent.

U.S. flags carried 10.6 million passengers, up three percent, and their share dropped from 49 to 47 percent. Foreign flags carried 12.1 million passengers, up 11 percent increasing their share to 53 percent.

U.S. - Canada

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt change

   U.S. Citizens

6.108

5%

27%

0

   Foreign Nationals

16.607

8%

73%

0

 

 

 

 

 

   U.S. Flag Carriers

10.615

3%

47%

-2

   Foreign Flag Carriers

12.100

11%

53%

+2

U.S. - Mexico air traffic accounted for 17.9 million passengers, 11 percent of all U.S. - international traffic, and was up seven percent year-to-date.

U.S. citizen travel (10.9 million) increased three percent and comprised 61 percent of all air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (7.0 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by 13 percent increasing their market share to 39 percent.

U.S. flags carried 13.9 million passengers, up two percent from 2011, and their share dropped from 81 to 78 percent. Foreign flags carried 4.0 million passengers, up 26 percent increasing share to 22 percent.

U.S. - Mexico

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt change

   U.S. Citizens

10.866

3%

61%

-2

   Foreign Nationals

7.001

13%

39%

+2

 

 

 

 

 

   U.S. Flag Carriers

13.908

2%

78%

-3

   Foreign Flag Carriers

3.958

26%

22%

+3

Top 10 Foreign Airports (Passenger Traffic to/from U.S.) November 2012 YTD:
Accounted for 40 Percent of U.S. - International Air Traffic

 

 

Passengers (millions)

1.

London Heathrow (LHR)

12.980

2.

Toronto (YYZ)

9.538

3.

Tokyo Narita (NRT)

8.802

4.

Frankfurt (FRT)

6.109

5.

Paris/de Gaulle (CDG)

5.673

6.

Cancun (CUN)

5.244

7.

Mexico City (MEX)

4.878

8.

Incheon (ICT)

4.352

9.

Vancouver (YVR)

4.076

10.

Amsterdam (AMS)

4.063

 

 

65.715

Top 10 U.S. Airports (Passenger Traffic to/from Foreign Airports) November 2012 YTD:
Accounted for 70 Percent of All U.S. - International Air Traffic

 

 

Passengers (Millions)

1.

New York (JFK)

23.227

2.

Miami (MIA)

17.440

3.

Los Angeles (LAX)

15.704

4.

Newark (EWR)

10.577

5.

Chicago (ORD)

9.846

6.

Atlanta (ATL)

9.019

7.

San Francisco (SFO)

8.635

8.

Houston (IAH)

7.979

9.

Washington Dulles (IAD)

6.122

10.

Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW)

5.475

 

 

114.024

Top 10 Airlines Serving U.S. International Non-Stop Markets November 2012 YTD:
Accounted for 61 Percent of All U.S. - International Air Traffic
WestJet Moves up to Ninth Position

 

 

Passengers
(Millions)

1.

United Airlines (UA/CO)*

26.791

2.

American Airlines (AA)

20.011

3.

Delta Air Lines (DL)

18.484

4.

US Airways (US)

7.375

5.

British Airways (BA)

6.156

6.

Air Canada (AC)

6.000

7.

Lufthansa (LH)

4.835

8.

Jet Blue Airways (JB)

4.820

9.

West Jet (WJ)

3.242

10.

Air France (AF)

3.238

 

 

99.951

* United Airlines and Continental merged operations on March 7th

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