August 22, 2013 - The U.S. Department of
Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation
Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S.
airlines carried 64.8 million systemwide
(domestic + international) scheduled service
passengers in May 2013, 1.7 percent more than in
The systemwide increase was the result of a 1.4
percent increase in the number of domestic
passengers (56.5 million) and a 3.7 percent
increase in international passengers (8.2
BTS, a part of the Department’s Research and
Innovative Technology Administration, reported
that U.S. airlines carried 0.5 percent more
total system (domestic + international)
passengers during the first five months of 2013
(298.7 million) than during the same period in
Domestically, U.S. airlines carried 259.9
million passengers, 0.3 percent more than 2012.
Internationally, they carried 38.8 million
passengers, up 1.9 percent from 2012.