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12-Mar-2010 5:42 PM

Southwest is largest US domestic airline, American is largest international US airline in Dec-2009

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) stated (11-Mar-2010) Southwest Airlines remained the largest US airline in Dec-2009, ranked by domestic scheduled enplanements. Details include:

  • Southwest: 8.4 million, +4.9% year-on-year;
  • American: 5.4 million, -3.0%;
  • Delta: 4.3 million, -9.9%;
  • US Airways: 3.5 million, -8.2%;
  • United: 3.5 million, -8.1%;
  • Continental: 2.7 million, -0.5%;
  • Northwest: 2.4 million, -11.3%;
  • AirTran: 2.0 million, +0.6%;
  • JetBlue: 1.7 million, +2.3%;
  • SkyWest: 1.7 million, +25.2%.

Meanwhile, American Airlines was the largest US airline, ranked by international scheduled enplanements. Details include:

  • American: 1.7 million, -2.1%;
  • Delta: 1.0 million, +2.1%;
  • Continental: 1.0 million, +6.6%;
  • United: 865,800, -1.3%;
  • Northwest: 614,700, -18.7%;
  • US Airways: 479,000, -0.8%;
  • JetBlue: 221,200, +58.7%;
  • Alaska: 160,700, +1.7%;
  • ExpressJet: 156,300, +12.6%;
  • Executive: 109,700, +13.1%. [more]

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