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Pasengers to/from US up 1% in 2012, Delta handles most pax

5-Apr-2013 3:32 PM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported (04-Apr-2013) US and foreign airlines transported 815.3 million scheduled passengers in 2012, an increase of 1.3% year-on-year. Delta carried more total system passengers in 2012 than any other US airline for the third consecutive year. United Airlines, following its merger with Continental Airlines, carried more international passengers to/from the US in 2012 than any other US or foreign carrier. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport handled the most total passengers while New York JFK Airport handled the most international passengers. Details include:

  • Passenger numbers: 815.3 million, +1.3% year-on-year;
    • US carriers: 736.6 million, +0.8%;
      • Domestic: 642.2 million, +0.6%;
      • International: 94.4 million, +2.0%;
    • Foreign carriers: 78.7 million, +6.8%;
  • Load factor: 82.5%, +0.9 ppt;
  • Flight stage length: 862.9 miles, +1.8%;
  • Passenger trip length: 1389 miles, +1.1%;
  • Flights: 9.8 million, -1.7%. [more – original PR]