Air Passenger Travel Between the USA and Europe Up 7.6%

number of passengers boarding US-international flights reached 20.468 million, marking a 13.5% increase compared to January 2023
number of passengers boarding US-international flights reached 20.468 million, marking a 13.5% increase compared to January 2023
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Number of passengers boarding US-international flights reached 20.468 million, marking a 13.5% increase compared to January 2023.

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In January 2024, the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) released data indicating that the number of passengers boarding US-international flights reached 20.468 million, marking a 13.5% increase compared to January 2023. Moreover, these enplanements accounted for 103.0% of the volume observed in January 2019, before the pandemic.

Originating Non-Stop Air Travel in January 2024

Non-US citizen air passenger arrivals to the United States from foreign countries totaled:

  • 4.750 million in January 2024, up 17.8% compared to January 2023.
  • This represents 90% of pre-pandemic January 2019 volume.

In January 2024, the number of overseas visitors amounted to 2.394 million, marking the 11th consecutive month where the figure exceeded 2.0 million. However, this figure was slightly lower compared to December 2023, as January’s overseas visitor arrivals accounted for 82.7% of the volume seen in January 2019 before the pandemic, down from 88.1% in the previous month.

• US citizen air passenger departures from the United States to foreign countries totaled:

  • 4.647 million in January 2024, up 8.5% compared to January 2023 and exceeding January 2019 volume by 17%.

World Region Highlights in January 2024 (APIS/I-92 arrivals + departures)

• Total air passenger travel (arrivals and departures) between the United States and other countries were led by Mexico 3.739 million, Canada 2.423 million, the United Kingdom 1.271 million, the Dominican Republic 976,000, and Japan 728,000.

• International regional air travel to/from the United States:

  • Europe totaled 4.171 million passengers, up 7.6% over January 2023, and down only (-6.4%) compared to January 2019. (US citizen departures were down -0.9% compared to January 2019, while European citizen arrivals were down -14.2%.)
  • South/Central America/Caribbean totaled 5.999 million, up 18.0% over January 2023, and 14.5% compared to January 2019.
  • Asia totaled 2.356 million passengers, up 35.0% over January 2023, but down (-27.7%) compared to January 2019.

• Top US Ports serving international locations were New York (JFK) 2.568 million, Miami (MIA) 2.271 million, Los Angeles (LAX) 1.925 million, San Francisco (SFO) 1.161 million, and Newark (EWR) 1.126 million.

• Top Foreign Ports serving U.S. locations were Cancun (CUN) 1.196 million, London Heathrow (LHR) 1.140 million, Toronto (YYZ) 985,000, Mexico (MEX) 709,000, and Incheon (ICN) 590,000.

WHAT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ARTICLE:

  • In January 2024, the number of overseas visitors amounted to 2.
  • • Total air passenger travel (arrivals and departures) between the United States and other countries were led by Mexico 3.
  • • US citizen air passenger departures from the United States to foreign countries totaled.

About the author

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Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for mroe than 20 years. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is originally from Europe. He enjoys writing and covering the news.

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