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U.S. - International Air Passenger Traffic in February

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International air traffic to/from the U.S. (1) totaled 26.7 million passengers through February 2013, a three percent increase over February 2012 year-to-date.

U.S. citizen travel (11.1 million) was flat and comprised 42 percent of all air traffic. However, non-U.S. citizen air travelers (15.6 million) increased by five percent raising their market share to 58 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 14.4 million passengers, up one percent, holding their share at 54 percent. Foreign flags carried 12.4 million passengers, up four percent from same period 2012.

International

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

11.142

0%

42%

-1

   Non-U.S. Citizens

15.579

5%

58%

+1

 

 

 

 

 

   U.S. Flag Carriers (2)

14.360

1%

54%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

12.362

4%

46%

0

The following, overseas, Canada and Mexico regions are ‘breakouts’ of international:

Overseas air traffic accounted for 19.2 million passengers, 72 percent of all international, and grew by two percent. U.S. citizen travel (8.2 million) decreased one percent and comprised 43 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (11.0 million) increased by five percent increasing their market share to 57 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 9.9 million passengers, up one percent, their share dropping from 53 to 52 percent. Foreign flags carried 9.3 million passengers, up four percent from February 2012 ytd.

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

8.202

-1%

43%

-1

   Non-U.S. Citizens

11.026

5%

57%

+1

 

 

 

 

 

   U.S. Flag Carriers

9.942

1%

52%

-1

   Foreign Flag Carriers

9.286

4%

48%

+1

 

Overseas regions performed as follows:

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% of all
International

% Change
2013 / 2012

   Europe

   6.027

   23%

   -1%

   Asia

   4.370

   16%

   4%

   Caribbean

   2.951

   11%

   0%

   South America

   2.402

   9%

   9%

   Central America

   1.651

   6%

   5%

   Middle East

   0.966

   4%

   9%

   Oceania

   0.666

   3%

   2%

   Africa

   0.195

   1%

   2%

North American markets accounted for 28 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.

Canadian air traffic accounted for 4.1 million passengers, 15 percent of all international traffic, and increased by four percent. U.S. citizen travel (759,000) increased four percent and comprised only 19 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (3.3 million), increased by four percent. Market share remained unchanged.

U.S. flags carried 1.7 million passengers, up five percent from last year, and their share remained at 42 percent. Foreign flags carried 2.4 million passengers, up four percent. .

.

Canada Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

0.759

4%

19%

0

   Non-U.S. Citizens

3.309

4%

81%

0

 

 

 

 

 

   U.S. Flag Carriers

1.713

5%

42%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

2.355

4%

58%

0

Mexico air traffic accounted for 3.4 million passengers, 13 percent of all international traffic, and was up 3 percent. U.S. citizen travel (2.2 million) increased two percent and comprised 64 percent of all air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (1.2 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by five percent holding market share at 36 percent.

U.S. flags carried 2.7 million passengers, up one percent from last year, and their share dropped from 80 to 79 percent. Foreign flags carried 721,000 passengers, up nine percent increasing share to 21 percent.

Mexican Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

2.182

2%

64%

0

   Non-U.S. Citizens

1.244

5%

36%

0

 

 

 

 

 

   U.S. Flag Carriers

2.705

1%

79%

-1

   Foreign Flag Carriers

0.721

9%

21%

+1

Top 10 Foreign Airports (Passenger Traffic to/From U.S.):
10.3 million Passengers, 39% of Total Air Traffic

 

 

Passengers

1.

London Heathrow (LHR)

1,757,455

2.

Toronto (YYZ)

1,674,703

3.

Tokyo Narita (NRT)

1,113,583

4.

Cancun (CUN)

1,059,144

5.

Mexico City (MEX)

859,220

6.

Incheon (ICT)

786,283

7.

Frankfurt (FRT)

775,052

8.

Paris/de Gaulle (CDG)

684,864

9.

Vancouver (YVR)

666.939

10.

Montreal (YUL)

564,828

Top 10 U.S. Airports (Passenger Traffic to/From Foreign Airports):
18.3 million Passengers, 68% of Total Air Traffic

 

 

Passengers

1.

New York (JFK)

3,468,042

2.

Miami (MIA)

3,284,513

3.

Los Angeles (LAX)

2,571,927

4.

Newark (EWR)

1,607,886

5.

Atlanta (ATL)

1,428,386

6.

Chicago (ORD)

1,411,214

7.

Houston (IAH)

1,350,405

8.

San Francisco (SFO)

1,316,034

9.

Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW)

944,545

10.

Washington Dulles (IAD)

893,093

Top 10 Airlines(2) Serving U.S. International Non-Stop Markets:
16.3 million Passengers, 61% of Total Air Traffic

 

 

Passengers

1.

United Airlines

4,311,210

2.

American Airlines

3,382,771

3.

Delta Air Lines

2,801,591

4.

US Airways

1,172,077

5.

Air Canada

1,164,975

6.

British Airways

898,385

7.

West Jet

731,923

8.

Jet Blue Airways

666,684

9.

Lufthansa

649,045

10.

Korean Air Lines

489,061

Monthly changes: January 2013 was up nearly four percent and February was up two percent.

Later this month OTTI will publish the February U.S. Citizen Outbound, all mode travel, when aggregate Canadian and Mexican departure data is received from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico, respectively. (U.S. Citizen outbound is a component in the estimation of U.S. travel ‘imports’.
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