Airline Traffic Up 2.2 Percent From January 2010

 

 
 
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Airline Traffic Up 2.2 Percent From January 2010

By Steve Hall
 

April 17, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Transportationís Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported that U.S. airlines carried 53.7 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in January 2011.  

This is a 2.2 percent increase from January 2010. The January 2011 passenger total was 3.7 percent above that of two years ago in January 2009 but still remained 6.9 percent below the early recession level of 57.7 million in January 2008. 

BTS, a part of DOTís Research and Innovative Technology Administration, also reported in a release of preliminary data that U.S. airlines carried 1.8 percent more domestic passengers in January 2011 than in January 2010. 

The number of international passengers on U.S. carriers in January 2011 increased 4.8 percent over January 2010. The January 2011 load factors of 76.5 percent systemwide and 76.6 percent domestic were the highest recorded for any January.

In January, Southwest Airlines carried more total system and domestic passengers than any other U.S. airline. American Airlines carried the most international passengers  

In January, more total system and domestic passengers boarded planes at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International than at any other U.S. airport and more international passengers boarded U.S. carriers at Miami than at any other U.S. airport. 

In January, U.S. airlines operated 750,500 scheduled domestic and international flights, down 1.7 percent from the number of flights operated in January 2010. The number of domestic flights decreased 2.1 percent in January from a year earlier while international flights were up 2.6 percent. 

Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by January 2011 domestic passengers

Southwest, Delta, American, US Airways, United, Continental, SkyWest, JetBlue, AirTran and Alaska. 

Top 10 U.S. Airlines, ranked by international passengers

American, Delta, Continental, United, US Airways, JetBlue, Alaska, SkyWest, Spirit and ExpressJet 

Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked by January 2011 domestic passengers

Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Orlando and Houston Bush. 

 
   

Top 10 U.S. Airports, ranked international passengers

Miami, New York JFK, Atlanta, Newark, Houston Bush, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Washington Dulles and San Francisco

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