Increases 2.5 Percent
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.