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

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International air traffic to/from the U.S.(1) totaled 155.8 million passengers through October 2013, a four percent increase over the October 2012 year-to-date period.

U.S. citizen travel (68.8 million) was up three percent and comprised 44 percent of all air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (86.9 million) increased by five percent with their market share at 56 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 83.0 million passengers, up three percent, with their share at 53 percent. Foreign flags carried 72.7 million passengers, up five percent from same period 2012.

International

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

68.844

3.2%

44.2%

-0.4

   Non-U.S. Citizens

86.917

4.8%

55.8%

0.4











   U.S. Flag Carriers (2)

83.012

3.0%

53.3%

-0.5

   Foreign Flag Carriers

72.749

5.3%

46.7%

0.5



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

Overseas air traffic accounted for 116.8 million passengers, 75 percent of all international, and grew by four percent. U.S. citizen travel (52.1 million) was up two percent comprising 45 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (64.7 million) were up by five percent with their market share at 55 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 59.1 million passengers, up two percent, their share at 51 percent. Foreign flags carried 57.4 million passengers, up five percent from October 2012 YTD.

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

52.052

1.9%

44.6%

-0.8

   Non-U.S. Citizens

64.711

5.3%

55.4%

0.8











   U.S. Flag Carriers

59.411

2.3%

50.9%

-0.7

   Foreign Flag Carriers

57.352

5.4%

49.1%

0.7





Overseas regions performed as follows:

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% of all
International


% Change
2013 / 2012 YTD


   Europe

   46.859

   30%

   2.1%

   Asia

   23.433

   15%

   4.3%

   Caribbean

   16.173

   10%

   1.0%

   South America

   12.020

   8%

   9.7%

   Central America

   7.808

   5%

   4.2%

   Middle East

   5.695

   4%

   10.9%

   Oceania

   3.614

   2%

   8.0%

   Africa

   1.162

   1%

   -1.2%



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

Canadian air traffic accounted for 21.6 million passengers, 14 percent of all international traffic, and increased by four percent. U.S. citizen travel (6.1 million) increased seven percent and comprised 28 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (15.5 million), increased by almost three percent. Market share was at 72 percent.

U.S. flags carried 10.2 million passengers, up four percent from last year, with their share at 47 percent. Foreign flags carried 11.4 million passengers, up three percent.

Canada Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

6.061

6.6%

28.1%

0.8

   Non-U.S. Citizens

15.543

2.6%

71.9%

-0.8











   U.S. Flag Carriers

10.179

4.2%

47.1%

0.2

   Foreign Flag Carriers

11.425

3.3%

52.9%

-0.2



Mexico air traffic accounted for 17.4 million passengers, 11 percent of all international traffic, and was up seven percent. U.S. citizen travel (10.7 million) increased eight percent and comprised 62 percent of air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (6.7 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by five percent, with market share 38 percent.

U.S. flags carried 13.4 million passengers, up six percent from last year, and their share slipped to 77 percent. Foreign flags carried 4.0 million passengers, up 11 percent increasing share to 23 percent.

Mexican Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

10.731

7.7%

61.7%

0.6

   Non-U.S. Citizens

6.663

5.2%

38.3%

-0.6











   U.S. Flag Carriers

13.422

5.7%

77.2%

-0.7

   Foreign Flag Carriers

3.972

10.5%

22.8%

0.7





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