In­creases 2.5 Per­cent

Business Traveler (USA) - - UPFRONT -

US air­lines and for­eign air­lines serv­ing the United States car­ried an all-time high of 848.1 mil­lion pas­sen­gers sys­temwide for both do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional sched­uled ser­vice in 2014. That’s an in­crease of 2.5 per­cent in­crease over 2013’s num­bers, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures from the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s Bureau of Trans­porta­tion Statis­tics, and 1.2 per­cent more than the pre­vi­ous record-high of 838.4 mil­lion set in 2007.

The sys­temwide in­crease was the re­sult of a 2.6 per­cent rise in the num­ber of pas­sen­gers on do­mes­tic flights (662.3 mil­lion) and 2.3 per­cent growth in pas­sen­gers on the com­bined traf­fic to and from the US on both US and for­eign car­ri­ers (185.8 mil­lion).

US air­lines car­ried 2.6 per­cent more pas­sen­gers on do­mes­tic flights and 2.4 per­cent more pas­sen­gers on in­ter­na­tional flights in 2014 com­pared to the pre­vi­ous year for a sys­temwide in­crease of 2.6 per­cent. The num­ber of pas­sen­gers on for­eign car­ri­ers dropped 2.3 per­cent, but the 185.8 mil­lion pas­sen­gers on in­ter­na­tional flights to and from the US was a record high, ex­ceed­ing the pre­vi­ous high set in 2013.

Delta Air Lines car­ried more to­tal sys­tem pas­sen­gers in 2014 than any other US air­line for the fifth con­sec­u­tive year. United Air­lines car­ried more pas­sen­gers on in­ter­na­tional flights to and from the US in 2014 than any other car­rier, US or for­eign, for the third con­sec­u­tive year. Among for­eign air­lines, Bri­tish Air­ways car­ried the most pas­sen­gers to and from the US.

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