Data Highlights

3.54M May 2021, +1.53M from 2020
38.3K May 2021, +14.7K from 2020
$109B May 2021, up $52.9B from 2020
18 June 2021, -12 from 2020
$3.06/gal June 2021, +$1.00/gal from 2020

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U.S. Airlines Carry 66 Million Passengers in August 2021 (Preliminary), Up 162% from August 2020, Still Down 20.8% from Pre-Pandemic August 2019

U.S. airlines carried 66 million passengers in August 2021 (preliminary) according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 20 airlines that carry more than 90% of passengers. That is an increase of 162% scheduled service passengers from August 2020 (25.2 million) but remains 20.8% below the number of passengers carried in the most recent corresponding pre-pandemic month, August 2019 (83.4 million).