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Best of U.S. Air Travel in 2013

  • Published by Vedat
International air traffic to/from the U.S. totaled 185.4 million passengers in 2013, a four percent increase over 2012.

Tom-Bradley-southeastU.S. citizen travel (81.0 million) was up almost four percent and comprised 44 percent of all air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (104.4 million) increased by five percent with their market share at 56 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 98.4 million passengers, up three percent, with their share at 53 percent, down from 2012. Foreign flags carried 86.9 million passengers, up six percent from 2012.

International

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

80.972

3.6%

43.7%

-0.3

   Non-U.S. Citizens

104.412

5.1%

56.3%

0.3











   U.S. Flag Carriers (2)

98.447

3.3%

53.1%

-0.6

   Foreign Flag Carriers

86.937

5.7%

46.9%

0.6



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

Overseas air traffic accounted for 138.5 million passengers, 75 percent of all international, and grew by four percent in 2013.

U.S. citizen travel (61.1 million) was up two percent comprising 44 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (77.4 million) were up by almost six percent with their market share at 56 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 70.2 million passengers, up three percent, their share at 51 percent. Foreign flags carried 68.2 million passengers, up six percent from 2012.

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

61.094

2.4%

44.1%

-0.8

   Non-U.S. Citizens

77.390

5.5%

55.9%

0.8











   U.S. Flag Carriers

70.238

2.6%

50.7%

-0.8

   Foreign Flag Carriers

68.246

5.7%

49.3%

0.8



Overseas regions performed as follows:

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% of all
International


% Change
2013 / 2012 YTD


   Europe

   54.547

   29%

   2.5%

   Asia

   28.007

   15%

   4.3%

   Caribbean

   19.292

   10%

   1.7%

   South America

   14.599

   8%

   9.4%

   Central America

   9.513

   5%

   4.8%

   Middle East

   6.820

   4%

   10.9%

   Oceania

   4.337

   2%

   8.1%

   Africa

   1.369

   1%

   -2.0%



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

Canadian air traffic accounted for 25.7 million passengers, 14 percent of all international traffic, and increased by four percent.

U.S. citizen travel (7.0 million) increased almost seven percent and comprised 27 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (18.8 million), increased by three percent. Market share was at 73 percent.

U.S. flags carried 12.0 million passengers, up four percent from last year, with their share at almost 47 percent. Foreign flags carried 13.8 million passengers, up four percent.

Canada Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

6.967

6.5%

27.1%

0.7

   Non-U.S. Citizens

18.773

3.0%

72.9%

-0.7











   U.S. Flag Carriers

11.979

4.1%

46.5%

0

   Foreign Flag Carriers

13.761

3.8%

53.5%

0



Mexico air traffic accounted for 21.2 million passengers, 11 percent of all international traffic, and was up seven percent.

U.S. citizen travel (12.9 million) increased eight percent and comprised 61 percent of air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (8.2 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by almost six percent, with market share 39 percent.

U.S. flags carried 16.2 million passengers, up six percent from last year, however their share slipped to 77 percent. Foreign flags carried 4.9 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

12.911

8.0%

61.0%

0.5

   Non-U.S. Citizens

8.249

5.5%

39.0%

-0.5











   U.S. Flag Carriers

16.230

5.8%

76.7%

-0.9

   Foreign Flag Carriers

4.930

11.3%

23.3%

0.9



Annual 2013

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






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

London Heathrow (LHR)

14.357

2.1%

2.

Toronto (YYZ)

10.875

4.5%

3.

Tokyo Narita (NRT)

9.597

-0.1%

4.

Frankfurt (FRT)

6.695

1.9%

5.

Paris/de Gaulle (CDG)

6.383

4.7%

6.

Cancun (CUN)

6.176

7.3%

7.

Mexico City (MEX)

5.942

8.9%

8.

Incheon (ICT)

5.035

5.7%

9.

Amsterdam (AMS)

4.601

5.1%

10.

Vancouver (YVR)

4.440

0.4%



Top 10 U.S. Airports (Passenger Traffic to/from Foreign Airports):
129.9 million Passengers, 70% of Total Air Traffic






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

New York (JFK)

26.662

5.4%

2.

Miami (MIA)

20.118

4.7%

3.

Los Angeles (LAX)

17.753

3.7%

4.

Newark (EWR)

11.587

1.1%

5.

Chicago (ORD)

11.183

5.1%

6.

Atlanta (ATL)

10.228

4.0%

7.

San Francisco (SFO)

9.698

3.7%

8.

Houston (IAH)

9.030

3.5%

9.

Washington Dulles (IAD)

6.931

4.2%

10.

Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW)

6.686

11.3%



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






Passengers (millions)

% Chg y-o-y

1.

United Airlines

29.577

1.8%

2.

American Airlines

22.318

2.0%

3.

Delta Air Lines

21.596

7.7%

4.

US Airways

8.177

2.5%

5.

British Airways

6.912

3.8%

6.

Air Canada (mainline)

5.978

-9.0%

7.

Lufthansa

5.394

3.7%

8.

Jet Blue Airways

4.677

11.8%

9.

West Jet

3.906

8.8%

10.

Air France

3.434

-1.2%



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