US Airlines Bracing for Over 39 Million Fliers This Holiday Season

US Airlines Bracing for Over 39 Million Fliers This Holiday Season
US Airlines Bracing for Over 39 Million Fliers This Holiday Season
Written by Harry Johnson

American air carriers preparing for 39 million travelers during the winter holiday period, which spans from December 20, 2023 to January 2, 2024.

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US airlines have spent months making preparations and are fully equipped to accommodate over 39 million travelers during the winter holiday period, which spans from December 20, 2023 to January 2, 2024.

Airline industry analysts anticipate a daily average of 2.8 million holiday travelers, reflecting a 16 percent increase from 2022. The peak periods are expected to occur on Thursday, December 21, and Friday, December 22, just before Christmas, as well as Tuesday, December 26, through Friday, December 29, after Christmas, with a projected volume of 3 million passengers per day.

Many major US air hubs, like Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and others, are expected to be especially busy.

US airlines are tirelessly engaged in transporting various packages, such as presents and festive cookies, across the globe during the holiday period. On a daily basis, these carriers move over 59,000 tons of goods, which comprise valuable electronics, fresh edibles, flowers, live animals, and medical supplies, to multiple destinations worldwide.

In preparation for unprecedented demand throughout the holiday season, US airlines have been:

  • US passenger airlines have been actively and rapidly recruiting to ensure that they have the appropriate personnel in the correct positions at the appropriate times. Presently, these airlines boast their largest workforce in the past twenty years, with a hiring rate that is 3.5 times greater than the overall job growth in the United States.
  • Modifying timetables to align with passenger needs, address shortages in air traffic control staffing, and prioritize operational efficiency.
  • Investing in state-of-the-art technology, such as mobile applications, to guarantee effective communication with travelers.

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WHAT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS ARTICLE:

  • The peak periods are expected to occur on Thursday, December 21, and Friday, December 22, just before Christmas, as well as Tuesday, December 26, through Friday, December 29, after Christmas, with a projected volume of 3 million passengers per day.
  • US passenger airlines have been actively and rapidly recruiting to ensure that they have the appropriate personnel in the correct positions at the appropriate times.
  • US airlines are tirelessly engaged in transporting various packages, such as presents and festive cookies, across the globe during the holiday period.

About the author

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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