US-International air passenger traffic up in June

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International air traffic to/from the US totaled 100.7 million passengers through June 2015, a five percent increase over the first half of 2014.

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International air traffic to/from the US totaled 100.7 million passengers through June 2015, a five percent increase over the first half of 2014.

US citizen travel (45.8 million) was up six percent and composed 45 percent of all air traffic. Non-US citizen air travelers (55.0 million) increased by four percent with their market share decreasing to 55 percent.

US airlines carried 51.3 million passengers, up one percent, however their share slipped to 51 percent. Foreign flags carried 49.4 million passengers, up nine percent from same period 2014.

The following, overseas, Canada and Mexico regions are ‘breakouts’ of international:

Overseas air traffic accounted for 73.3 million passengers, 73 percent of all international, and grew by four percent.
US citizen travel (33.4 million) was up five percent composing 46 percent of overseas air traffic. Non-US citizen air travelers (39.9 million) were up by four percent with market share at 54 percent.
US airlines carried 35.9 million passengers, up one percent, but their share dropping to 49 percent. Foreign flags carried 37.5 million passengers, up eight percent from June 2014 YTD.

Overseas regions performed as follows:

Overseas Regions
Passengers (mlns)
% of all
International
% Change
2015 / 2014 YTD
  
Europe
  
26.869
  
27%
  
2.5%
  
Asia
  
15.095
  
15%
  
5.4%
  
Caribbean
  
11.220
  
11%
  
6.9%
  
South America
  
7.370
  
7%
  
-0.4%
  
Central America
  
5.465
  
5%
  
1.5%
  
Middle East
  
4.459
  
4%
  
18.0%
  
Oceania
  
2.226
  
2%
  
4.7%
  
Africa
  
0.607
  
1%
  
-7.5%

China to US ‘Air Arrivals’ (2) for June 2015:

Non-US Citizens
(Originating from PRC)
US Citizens
(Returning to US)
Total Inbound Passengers on
Non-stop Flights
Load Factor
(Estimate)
  
Passengers
181,168
86,031
267,199
82.5%
  
% Chg. June 15/14
17.6%
7.8%
14.3%

Estimated capacity (323,764 seats) on non-stop flights from PRC was up 18.6 percent year-over-year exceeding overall inbound passenger growth of 14.3 percent.

North American markets accounted for 27 percent of US international air traffic flows.

Canadian air traffic accounted for 14.2 million passengers, 14 percent of all international traffic, and increased by four percent.
US citizen travel (3.6 million) increased 11 percent and grew to 26 percent of air traffic. Canadian, and other foreign national citizen air travelers transiting through Canada (10.5 million), increased by two percent. Market share declined to 74 percent.

US flags carried 5.6 million passengers, down four percent from last year, and their share dropped to 40 percent. Foreign flags carried 8.5 million passengers, up 10 percent.

Mexico air traffic accounted for 13.3 million passengers, 13 percent of all international traffic, and was up 10 percent.

US citizen travel (8.7 million) increased 11 percent and composed 66 percent of air traffic. Mexicans, and other foreign national air travelers (4.5 million) transiting through Mexico, increased by eight percent, but market share dropped to 34 percent.

US flags carried 9.8 million passengers, up five percent from last year, but their share slipped from 78 to 74 percent. Foreign flags carried 3.4 million passengers, up 28 percent increasing share to 26 percent.

Passengers
(mlns)
% Change 15/14
1.
New
York (JFK)
13.908
4.7%
2.
Miami
(MIA)
10.430
3.0%
3.
Los
Angeles (LAX)
9.836
5.3%
4.
Newark
(EWR)
5.812
0.5%
5.
Chicago
(ORD)
5.790
-0.1%
6.
Atlanta
(ATL)
5.550
2.9%
7.
San
Francisco (SFO)
5.336
7.0%
8.
Houston
International (IAH)
5.184
3.9%
9.
Dallas-Ft
Worth (DFW)
3.789
9.2%
10.
Washington
Dulles (IAD)
3.405
-0.2%
Top 10 Airlines(3)
Serving US International Non-Stop Markets:

58.9 million Passengers, 58% of Total Air Traffic
Passengers
(mlns)
% Change 15/14
1.
United
Airlines (UA)
15.006
-0.6%
2.
Delta
Air Lines (DL)
11.763
5.0%
3.
American
Airlines (AA)
10.901
-2.2%
4.
US
Airways (US)
4.003
-5.4%
5.
British
Airways (BA)
3.480
1.5%
6.
JetBlue
(B6)
3.012
11.4%
7.
Lufthansa
(LH)
2.692
4.5%
8.
West
Jet (WS)
2.357
2.5%
9.
Air
Canada (AC) mainline
2.124
-15.6%
10.
AeroMexico
(AM)
1.826
15.8%

Monthly % changes:
January 2015 traffic up 5.4 percent; February, up 5.8 percent; March, up 4.5 percent; April, up 3.5 percent (Note: Easter/Passover occurred on April 5 vs. April 20 in 2014.), May, up 5.1 percent; and June, up 5.0 percent.

Subsequently NTTO will publish the June US Citizen Outbound, all mode travel, as aggregate Canadian and Mexican departure data is received from Stats Canada and Banco de Mexico, respectively. (US Citizen outbound is a component in the estimation of US travel ‘imports’.

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