U.S. airlines carried an estimated 75.3 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in April 2019, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) first estimate, up 0.3% from the March second estimate.
Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.0% year-over-year in March, according to the U.S. Travel Associations latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) – marking the industrys 111th straight month of overall expansion.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago, which was the slowest pace for any month in nine years.
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported a 2018 after-tax net profit of $11.8 billion, the sixth consecutive annual after tax profit, and a pre-tax operating profit of $17.6 billion, the 10th consecutive annual pre-tax profit.
Freight markets experience challenging February – Total freight 12-month rolling average inches closer to zero growth
In February 2019, reporting marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 73.8%, down from both the 78.4% on-time rate in January 2019 and from 78.9% in February 2018.
ARC Reports Passenger Trips Increased More Than 3%
The 2018 average domestic itinerary air fare of $350 was the lowest inflation-adjusted annual fare since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics began collecting such records in 1995, down 1.8 percent from the previous low of $356 in 2017.
U.S. airlines carried an estimated 74.9 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in March 2019, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) first estimate, up 0.1% from the February second estimate.
Latin Americans still plan to travel this year, even if only domestically to compensate for the socioeconomic turmoil across the Latin American region, a new study has revealed