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U.S. - International Air Passenger Traffic up Four Percent in July 2013

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International air traffic to/from the U.S. totaled 108.0 million passengers through July 2013, a four percent increase over the July 2012 year-to-date period.
U.S. citizen travel (48.8 million) was up three percent and comprised 45 percent of all air traffic.


Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (59.1 million) increased by five percent with their market share at 55 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 58.3 million passengers, up three percent, with their share at 54 percent. Foreign flags carried 50.0 million passengers, up five percent from same period 2012.

International

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

48.830

2.7%

45%

-0.5

   Non-U.S. Citizens

59.131

4.7%

55%

+0.5











   U.S. Flag Carriers (2)

58.294

2.7%

54%

-0.5

   Foreign Flag Carriers

49.667

5.0%

46%

+0.5



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

Overseas air traffic accounted for 80.1 million passengers, 74 percent of all international, and grew by three percent. U.S. citizen travel (36.8 million) was up one percent comprising 46 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (43.3 million) were up by five percent increasing their market share to 54 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 41.4 million passengers, up two percent, their share holding at 52 percent. Foreign flags carried 38.7 million passengers, up five percent from July 2012 YTD.

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

36.754

1.3%

46%

-1

   Non-U.S. Citizens

43.296

5.0%

54%

+1











   U.S. Flag Carriers

41.365

1.9%

52%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

38.685

4.9%

48%

0



Overseas regions performed as follows:

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% of all
International


% Change
2013 / 2012 YTD


   Europe

   30.722

   28%

   1.0%

   Asia

   16.131

   15%

   4.5%

   Caribbean

   11.889

   11%

   0.9%

   South America

   8.343

   8%

   9.0%

   Central America

   5.774

   5%

   4.6%

   Middle East

   3.915

   4%

   9.6%

   Oceania

   2.480

   2%

   8.0%

   Africa

   0.797

   1%

   -1.7%



North American markets accounted for 26 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.

Canadian air traffic accounted for 15.1 million passengers, 14 percent of all international traffic, and increased by four percent. U.S. citizen travel (3.9 million) increased seven percent and comprised 26 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (11.2 million), increased by three percent. Market share declined to 74 percent.

U.S. flags carried 6.9 million passengers, up four percent from last year, and their share remained at 46 percent. Foreign flags carried 8.2 million passengers, up four percent.

Canada Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

3.910

6.5%

26%

+1

   Non-U.S. Citizens

11.174

3.0%

74%

-1











   U.S. Flag Carriers

6.875

4.0%

46%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

8.209

3.8%

54%

0



Mexico air traffic accounted for 12.8 million passengers, 12 percent of all international traffic, and was up seven percent. U.S. citizen travel (8.2 million) increased seven percent and comprised 64 percent of air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (4.7 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by six percent, dropping market share to 36 percent.

U.S. flags carried 10.1 million passengers, up six percent from last year, and their share slipped to 78 percent. Foreign flags carried 2.8 million passengers, up 12 percent increasing share to 22 percent.

Mexican Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

8.165

7.3%

64%

+1

   Non-U.S. Citizens

4.661

6.0%

36%

-1











   U.S. Flag Carriers

10.054

5.6%

78%

-1

   Foreign Flag Carriers

2.773

11.7%

22%

+1



July 2013 Year-to-Date

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






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

London Heathrow (LHR)

8.113

0.9%

2.

Toronto (YYZ)

6.336

5.5%

3.

Tokyo Narita (NRT)

5.541

2.2%

4.

Cancun (CUN)

4.011

7.5%

5.

Frankfurt (FRT)

3.806

1.0%

6.

Paris/de Gaulle (CDG)

3.556

1.1%

7.

Mexico City (MEX)

3.328

9.6%

8.

Incheon (ICT)

2.878

5.6%

9.

Amsterdam (AMS)

2.611

5.4%

10.

Vancouver (YVR)

2.609

-1.1%



Top 10 U.S. Airports (Passenger Traffic to/From Foreign Airports):
75.2 million Passengers, 69% of Total Air Traffic






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

New York (JFK)

15.116

4.1%

2.

Miami (MIA)

11.774

4.0%

3.

Los Angeles (LAX)

10.229

2.4%

4.

Newark (EWR)

6.818

0.1%

5.

Chicago (ORD)

6.376

3.2%

6.

Atlanta (ATL)

6.062

3.8%

7.

San Francisco (SFO)

5.543

2.5%

8.

Houston (IAH)

5.397

2.3%

9.

Washington Dulles (IAD)

3.993

4.0%

10.

Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW)

3.883

11.9%



Top 10 Airlines Serving U.S. International Non-Stop Markets:
64.4 million Passengers, 60% of Total Air Traffic






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

United Airlines

17.596

1.2%

2.

American Airlines

13.070

1.0%

3.

Delta Air Lines

12.470

5.5%

4.

US Airways

5.044

3.4%

5.

British Airways

3.931

2.7%

6.

Air Canada

3.872

-1.2%

7.

Lufthansa

3.109

3.8%

8.

Jet Blue Airways

2.721

10.8%

9.

West Jet

2.356

9.1%

10.

Air France

1.943

-2.8%



Monthly % changes:
January 2013 traffic up 3.5 percent; February, up 1.9 percent; March, up 7.0 percent
(Note: Easter/Passover was ‘earlier’ this year (March 31) vs. April 8, 2012); April, up 0.7 percent; May, up 4.2 percent; June, up 5.1 percent and July, up 3.5%.
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