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U.S. airports served 28.5 million passengers

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

International air traffic to/from the U.S.(1) totaled 28.5million passengers through February 2014, a seven percent increase over February 2013 year-to-date.

airport-crowdU.S. citizen travel (11.9 million) was up seven percent and comprised 42 percent of all air traffic. However, non-U.S. citizen air travelers (16.6 million) increased by six percent maintaining their market share at 58 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 15.0 million passengers, up five percent, their share declined to 53 percent. Foreign flags carried 13.4 million passengers, up almost nine percent from same period 2013.

International

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

11.926

7.0%

41.9%

-0.2

   Non-U.S. Citizens

16.570

6.4%

58.1%

0.2

         

   U.S. Flag Carriers (2)

15.073

5.0%

52.9%

-0.8

   Foreign Flag Carriers

13.424

8.6%

47.1%

0.8

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

Overseas air traffic accounted for 20.4 million passengers, 72 percent of all international, and grew by six percent. U.S. citizen travel (8.6 million) increased five percent and comprised 42 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-U.S. citizen air travelers (11.7 million) increased by six percent, increasing their market share to 58 percent.

U.S. airlines carried 10.3 million passengers, up four percent, their share dropping from 52 to 51 percent. Foreign flags carried 10.0 million passengers, up eight percent from February 2013 ytd.

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

8.636

5.3%

42.4%

-0.3

   Non-U.S. Citizens

11.731

6.4%

57.6%

0.3

         

   U.S. Flag Carriers

10.354

4.1%

50.8%

-0.9

   Foreign Flag Carriers

10.013

7.8%

49.2%

0.9

Overseas regions performed as follows:

Overseas Regions

Passengers (mlns)

% of all
International

% Change
2014 / 2013

   Europe

   6.377

   22%

   5.8%

   Asia

   4.584

   16%

   4.9%

   Caribbean

   3.097

   11%

   4.9%

   South America

   2.511

   9%

   4.5%

   Central America

   1.820

   6%

   10.3%

   Middle East

   1.092

   4%

   13.1%

   Oceania

   0.703

   2%

   5.6%

   Africa

   0.183

   1%

   -6.2%

American markets accounted for almost 29 percent of U.S. international air traffic flows.

Canadian air traffic accounted for 4.3 million passengers, 15 percent of all international traffic, and increased by five percent. U.S. citizen travel (788,000) increased four percent and comprised 19 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (3.5 million), increased by five percent. Market share remained unchanged.

U.S. flags carried 1.7 million passengers, up almost one percent from 2013, and their share declined to 41 percent. Foreign flags carried 2.5 million passengers, up eight percent.

Canada Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

0.788

3.9%

18.5%

0

   Non-U.S. Citizens

3.465

4.7%

81.5%

0

         

   U.S. Flag Carriers

1.721

0.5%

40.5%

-1.6

   Foreign Flag Carriers

2.532

7.5%

59.5%

1.6

Mexico air traffic accounted for 3.9 million passengers, 13 percent of all international traffic, and was up 13 percent. U.S. citizen travel (2.5 million) increased 15 percent and comprised 65 percent of all air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (1.4 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by 11 percent, market share down to 35 percent.

U.S. flags carried 3.0 million passengers, up 11 percent from 2013, and their share dropped from 79 to 77 percent. Foreign flags carried 878,000 passengers, up 22 percent increasing share to 23 percent.

Mexican Region

Passengers (mlns)

% Chg y-o-y

Market Share

% Pt. chg.

   U.S. Citizens

2.502

14.7%

64.6%

0.9

   Non-U.S. Citizens

1.374

10.5%

35.4%

-0.9

         

   U.S. Flag Carriers

2.997

10.8%

77.3%

-1.7

   Foreign Flag Carriers

0.878

21.9%

22.7%

1.7

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