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Total U.S. International Traffic up Six Percent in August

  • Published by Vedat
The U.S. National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO) announced air traffic statistics for August 2013.

International air traffic to/from the U.S.(1) totaled 126.2 million passengers through August 2013, a four percent increase over the August 2012 year-to-date period. U.S. citizen travel (56.8 million) was up three percent and comprised 45 percent of all air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (69.4 million) increased by five percent with their market share at 55 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 68.0 million passengers, up three percent, with their share at 54 percent. Foreign flags carried 58.2 million passengers, up five percent from same period 2012.

International

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

56.815

3.1%

45%

0

   Non-U.S. Citizens

69.430

4.9%

55%

0











   U.S. Flag Carriers (2)

68.025

3.1%

54%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

58.220

5.2%

46%

0



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

Overseas air traffic accounted for 94.0 million passengers, 75 percent of all international, and grew by four percent. U.S. citizen travel (42.8 million) was up two percent comprising 46 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (51.2 million) were up by five percent with their market share at 54 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 48.4 million passengers, up two percent, their share holding at 52 percent. Foreign flags carried 45.6 million passengers, up five percent from August 2012 YTD.

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

42.777

1.7%

46%

0

   Non-U.S. Citizens

51.239

5.3%

54%

0











   U.S. Flag Carriers

48.433

2.3%

52%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

45.583

5.1%

48%

0



Overseas regions performed as follows:

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% of all
International


% Change
2013 / 2012 YTD


   Europe

   36.707

   29%

   1.5%

   Asia

   18.832

   15%

   4.6%

   Caribbean

   13.830

   11%

   1.2%

   South America

   9.637

   8%

   9.4%

   Central America

   6.614

   5%

   4.5%

   Middle East

   4.599

   4%

   10.6%

   Oceania

   2.862

   2%

   8.2%

   Africa

   0.936

   1%

   -1.7%



North American markets accounted for 25 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.

Canadian air traffic accounted for 17.6 million passengers, 14 percent of all international traffic, and increased by four percent. U.S. citizen travel (4.8 million) increased seven percent and comprised 27 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (12.8 million), increased by three percent. Market share was at 73 percent.

U.S. flags carried 8.2 million passengers, up four percent from last year, with their share at 46 percent. Foreign flags carried 9.4 million passengers, up four percent.

Canada Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

4.791

6.7%

27%

0

   Non-U.S. Citizens

12.771

3.0%

73%

0











   U.S. Flag Carriers

8.164

4.4%

46%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

9.398

3.7%

54%

0



Mexico air traffic accounted for 14.7 million passengers, 12 percent of all international traffic, and was up seven percent. U.S. citizen travel (9.2 million) increased eight percent and comprised 63 percent of air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (5.4 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by six percent, with market share 37 percent.

U.S. flags carried 11.4 million passengers, up six percent from last year, and their share slipped to 78 percent. Foreign flags carried 3.2 million passengers, up 11 percent increasing share to 22 percent.

Mexican Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

9.246

7.8%

63%

0

   Non-U.S. Citizens

5.421

5.7%

37%

0











   U.S. Flag Carriers

11.428

5.9%

78%

-1

   Foreign Flag Carriers

3.239

11.1%

22%

+1



August 2013 Year-to-Date

Top 10 Foreign Airports (Passenger Traffic to/From U.S.):
50.2 million Passengers, 40% of Total International Air Traffic






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

London Heathrow (LHR)

9.545

1.1%

2.

Toronto (YYZ)

7.374

5.0%

3.

Tokyo Narita (NRT)

6.481

1.6%

4.

Cancun (CUN)

4.526

8.0%

5.

Frankfurt (FRT)

4.526

1.2%

6.

Paris/de Gaulle (CDG)

4.286

2.7%

7.

Mexico City (MEX)

3.898

9.0%

8.

Incheon (ICT)

3.372

6.1%

9.

Amsterdam (AMS)

3.117

5.8%

10.

Vancouver (YVR)

3.093

-0.2%



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






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

New York (JFK)

17.950

4.3%

2.

Miami (MIA)

13.599

4.6%

3.

Los Angeles (LAX)

11.976

3.0%

4.

Newark (EWR)

7.969

0.1%

5.

Chicago (ORD)

7.530

4.1%

6.

Atlanta (ATL)

7.035

4.0%

7.

San Francisco (SFO)

6.528

2.9%

8.

Houston (IAH)

6.213

2.2%

9.

Washington Dulles (IAD)

4.712

4.6%

10.

Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW)

4.546

12.6%



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






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

United Airlines

20.439

1.2%

2.

American Airlines

15.201

1.7%

3.

Delta Air Lines

14.799

6.6%

4.

US Airways

5.866

3.6%

5.

British Airways

4.576

2.4%

6.

Air Canada

4.351

-3.8%

7.

Lufthansa

3.668

3.8%

8.

Jet Blue Airways

3.230

11.1%

9.

West Jet

2.649

9.4%

10.

Air France

2.328

-2.0%



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, July, up 3.5 percent and August, up 5.8 percent.


(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 varies from what has been reported by Airlines for America. A4A reported mainline numbers for most of their member carriers. A4A includes Canada in Domestic. 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.
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