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2017 Semi-Annual and June U.S. Airline Traffic Data

Release Number: 
BTS 45-17
Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried an all-time high number of passengers during the first six months of 2017 – 414.4 million systemwide, 360.9 million domestic and 53.5 million international – surpassing the previous highs reached in 2016 (Tables A, B, C).

Passengers (in millions)
Figure 1. Semi-Annual Passengers on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic & International), 2003-2017
Passengers (in millions)
2003312.6
2004342.1
2005366.3
2006369.6
2007379.7
2008379.7
2009345.5
2010349.6
2011358.0
2012363.8
2013365.8
2014373.3
2015386.3
2016403.1
2017414.4
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

The airlines also set all-time semi-annual highs for systemwide, domestic and international revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and available seat-miles (ASMs).

The record number of airline passengers in the first six months of 2017 resulted in fewer systemwide empty seats because growth in international passenger travel outpaced growth in international capacity, offsetting a domestic capacity growth rate that slightly exceeded passenger travel growth. Load factor – the measure of the use of airline capacity – rose from 2016 but remained below peak levels of previous years (Tables A, B, C).

The six-month load factor rose from 2016 (82.7) to 2017 (82.9) because passenger travel (3.1 percent increase in RPMs) grew faster than system capacity (2.8 percent increase in ASMs) (Table A).

Semi-Annual Trends:

Systemwide passenger enplanements (414.4 million) reached an all-time January through June high, up 2.8 percent from the previous high (403.1 million) reached in 2016 (Table A, Figure 1). Domestic passenger enplanements (360.9 million) reached an all-time semi-annual high, up 2.7 percent from the previous high (351.6 million) reached in 2016 (Table B). International passenger enplanements (53.5 million) reached an all-time semi-annual high, up 3.8 percent from the previous high (51.5 million) reached in 2016 (Table C).

Systemwide RPMs (468.9 billion) reached an all-time January through June high, up 3.1 percent from the previous high (454.9 billion) reached in 2016 (Table A). Domestic RPMs (332.8 billion) reached an all-time semi-annual high, up 3.3 percent from the previous high (322.3 billion) reached in 2016 (Table B). International RPMs (136.0 billion) reached an all-time semi-annual high, up 2.5 percent from the previous high (132.7 billion) reached in 2016 (Table C).

Systemwide ASMs (565.8 billion) reached an all-time January through June high, up 2.8 percent from the previous high (550.2 billion) reached in 2016 (Table A). Domestic ASMs (395.6 billion) reached an all-time semi-annual high, up 3.4 percent from the previous high (382.7 billion) reached in 2016 (Table B). International ASMs (170.2 billion) reached an all-time semi-annual high, up 1.6 percent from the previous high (167.5 billion) reached in 2016 (Table C).

Systemwide load factor (82.9) was down 0.3 points from the all-time January through June high (83.2) reached in 2014 (Table A). Domestic load factor (84.1) was down 0.5 points from the all-time semi-annual high (84.6) reached in 2014 (Table B). International load factor (79.9) was down 1.2 points from the all-time semi-annual high (81.2) reached in 2013 (Table C). Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares the system use, measured in RPMs, as a proportion of system capacity, measured in ASMs.

June 2017 U.S. Airline Scheduled Service Numbers

Trends (Percent changes based on unrounded numbers)

Seasonally-adjusted

Enplanements in millions (Seasonally Adjusted)
"Figure 2. Seasonally-Adjusted Systemwide Passenger Enplanements on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic & International),
January 2014 - June 2017"
Enplanements in millions (Seasonally Adjusted)
Jan-1462.8
Feb-1463.1
Mar-1464.0
Apr-1463.5
May-1463.5
Jun-1463.4
Jul-1463.7
Aug-1463.5
Sep-1463.7
Oct-1463.6
Nov-1464.1
Dec-1464.2
Jan-1564.8
Feb-1565.0
Mar-1565.7
Apr-1565.7
May-1565.9
Jun-1566.1
Jul-1566.9
Aug-1567.4
Sep-1567.3
Oct-1567.9
Nov-1567.5
Dec-1568.1
Jan-1667.6
Feb-1667.7
Mar-1667.1
Apr-1667.9
May-1668.7
Jun-1668.9
Jul-1668.4
Aug-1668.0
Sep-1669.3
Oct-1669.3
Nov-1669.5
Dec-1668.8
Jan-1769.5
Feb-1769.5
Mar-1769.7
Apr-1770.3
May-1770.8
Jun-1770.9

Systemwide passenger enplanements (70.9 million) reached a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, up less than one-tenth of 1 percent from the previous high in May 2017 (70.8 million) (Table 1, Figure 2). Domestic passenger enplanements (61.7 million) were down 0.04 percent from the all-time seasonally-adjusted high (61.74 million) reached in May 2017 (Table 2). International passenger enplanements (9.14 million) reached a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, up 0.2 percent from the previous high in April 2017 (9.11 million) (Table 3).           

Systemwide revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (80.9 billion) reached a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, up 0.5 percent from the previous high in May 2017 (80.5 billion) (Table 4). Domestic RPMs (57.1 billion) reached a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, up 0.3 percent from the previous high in May 2017 (56.9 billion) (Table 5). International RPMs (23.8 billion) were down less than one-tenth of 1.0 percent from the all-time seasonally-adjusted high (23.78 billion) reached in April 2017 (Table 6).

Systemwide available seat-miles (ASMs) (96.9 billion) reached a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, up 0.9 percent from the previous high in May 2017 (96.1 billion) (Table 7). Domestic ASMs (67.8 billion) reached a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, up 1.1 percent from the previous high in May 2017 (67.1 billion) (Table 8). International ASMs (29.2 billion) reached a new seasonally-adjusted all-time high, up 0.4 percent from the previous high in May 2017 (29.1 billion) (Table 9).

Systemwide load factor (83.5) was down 1.2 points from the all-time seasonally-adjusted high (84.7) reached in October 2015 (Table 10). Domestic load factor (84.3) was down 1.6 points from the all-time seasonally-adjusted high (85.9) reached in October 2015 (Table 11). International load factor (81.6) was down 1.4 points from the all-time seasonally-adjusted high (83.0) reached in March 2013 (Table 12).

The seasonally-adjusted load factor declined from May (83.8) to June (83.5) despite growth in passenger travel (0.5 percent increase in RPMs) because system capacity grew more (0.9 percent increase in ASMs) (Tables 4, 7).

Seasonally adjusted trends are for the time period January 2000 to present. Additional data, including domestic and international numbers, can be found on the seasonally-adjusted data  page.

Unadjusted

Enplanements in millions (Unadjusted)
"Figure 3. Unadjusted Systemwide Passenger Enplanements on All U.S. Scheduled Airlines (Domestic & International),
January 2014 - June 2017"
Enplanements in millions (Unadjusted)
Jan-1455.8
Feb-1452.4
Mar-1466.4
Apr-1463.5
May-1466.5
Jun-1468.6
Jul-1471.9
Aug-1469.5
Sep-1460.0
Oct-1464.5
Nov-1459.7
Dec-1463.8
Jan-1557.8
Feb-1554.2
Mar-1568.2
Apr-1565.9
May-1568.9
Jun-1571.3
Jul-1575.6
Aug-1572.9
Sep-1563.7
Oct-1568.7
Nov-1564.6
Dec-1566.4
Jan-1660.8
Feb-1658.5
Mar-1670.6
Apr-1667.2
May-1671.5
Jun-1674.5
Jul-1676.9
Aug-1673.4
Sep-1666.5
Oct-1669.5
Nov-1666.6
Dec-1666.9
Jan-1762.6
Feb-1758.3
Mar-1772.7
Apr-1770.2
May-1773.6
Jun-1776.9

Systemwide passenger enplanements (76.94 million) reached an all-time high for any month, up less than one-tenth of 1.0 percent (0.08 percent) from the previous high (76.88 million) reached in July 2016 and up 3.3 percent from the previous June high (74.5 million) reached in 2016 (Table 13, Figure 3). Domestic passenger enplanements (66.7 million) reached an all-time high for any month, up 0.8 percent from the previous high (66.1 million) reached in July 2016 and up 3.0 percent from the previous June high (64.8 million) reached in 2016 (Table 14). International passenger enplanements (10.3 million) reached an all-time June high, up 5.3 percent from the previous high (9.7 million) reached in 2016 (Table 15).

Systemwide RPMs (89.7 billion) reached an all-time June high, up 3.6 percent from the previous high (86.5 billion) reached in 2016 (Table 16). Domestic RPMs (62.5 billion) reached an all-time high for any month, up 0.2 percent from the previous high (62.3 billion) reached in July 2016 and up 3.6 percent from the previous June high (60.3 billion) reached in 2016 (Table 17). International RPMs (27.2 billion) reached an all-time June high, up 3.7 percent from the previous high (26.2 billion) reached in 2016 (Table 18).

Systemwide ASMs (103.7 billion) reached an all-time June high, up 3.9 percent from the previous high (99.9 billion) reached in 2016 (Table 19). Domestic ASMs (71.7 billion) reached an all-time high for any month, up 0.2 percent from the previous high (71.5 billion) reached in July 2016 and up 4.2 percent from the previous high (68.8 billion) reached in 2016 (Table 20). International ASMs (32.0 billion) reached an all-time June high, up 3.2 percent from the previous high (31.1 billion) reached in 2016 (Table 21).

Systemwide load factor (86.4) was down 0.5 points from the all-time June high (87.0) reached in 2013 (Table 22). Domestic load factor (87.1) was down 0.5 points from the all-time June high (87.6) reached in 2016 (Table 23). International load factor (84.9) was down 2.0 points from the all-time June high (86.9) reached in 2013 (Table 24).

Unadjusted trends are for the time period January 1996 to present. Data are available at Customize Table and can be downloaded from the seasonally-adjusted data  page.

Explanation of seasonal adjustment

When the primary purpose is to examine monthly shifts in transportation services output and analyze short-term trends, the variation introduced by normal seasonal changes must be removed from the data. Transportation is highly seasonal, and without adjustment, the data do not give an accurate picture of underlying changes in aviation, passenger travel.

Seasonal adjustment of the data removes the seasonal events that follow a regular seasonal pattern. Changes that are not due to seasonality, such as a change in air travel resulting from economic conditions become more readily apparent.

The aviation data are seasonally adjusted for the effects of trading day, moving holidays, and data outliers.

See Seasonal Adjustment for methodology and additional explanation.

Reporting Notes

Data are compiled from monthly reports filed with BTS by commercial U.S. air carriers detailing operations, passenger traffic and freight traffic. This release includes data received by BTS from 83 carriers as of Sept. 6 for U.S. carrier scheduled civilian operations.

Go to http://www.transtats.bts.gov/releaseinfo.asp for the complete list of reporting and non-reporting carriers. U.S. carriers’ foreign point-to-point flights are included in system and international totals. To create a customized table for passengers, flights, RPMs, ASMs and other data, including non-scheduled service, go to http://apps.bts.gov/xml/air_traffic/src/index.xml#CustomizeTable

For additional scheduled service numbers for U.S. and foreign airlines, by airline and by airport, see Passengers, Flights, Revenue Passenger-Miles, Available Seat-Miles and Load Factor.

Traffic numbers are available on the BTS website at TranStats, the Intermodal Transportation Database, at http://transtats.bts.gov.  Click on “Aviation.”  For systemwide passengers, RPMs and ASMs by carrier through June, click on “Air Carrier Summary Data (Form 41 and 298C Summary Data),” and then click on “Schedule T-1.” Use crosstabs to find scheduled service.

For domestic numbers through June and international numbers through March by origin as well as by carrier, click on “Aviation,” then click on “Air Carrier Statistics (Form 41 Traffic).”  Click on “T-100 Market” for system passenger numbers, “T-100 Domestic Market” for domestic or “T-100 International Market” for international.  For flights, stage length and trip length, use the appropriate T-100 Segment database. Use crosstabs to find scheduled service.

International totals in this press release consist of all U.S. carrier operations to and from the U.S. and from one foreign point to another foreign point. TranStats T-100 systemwide and international totals do not include U.S. carriers’ foreign point-to-point flights. For June, U.S. carriers reported 50,970 foreign point-to-point passengers. For January through June, U.S. carriers reported 353,924 foreign point-to-point passengers.

Data are subject to revision. BTS has scheduled Oct. 13 for the release of July traffic data. None of the data are from samples so measures of statistical significance do not apply.

Semi-Annual Tables

Domestic + International, Scheduled Service Only
Passengers (in millions)Revenue Passenger-Miles (in billions)Available Seat-Miles (in billionsLoad Factor
2003312.6312.7435.071.9
2004342.1355.2475.774.7
2005366.3383.4497.977.0
2006369.6393.5495.179.5
2007379.7406.0509.479.7
2008379.7412.6519.979.3
2009345.5375.2477.978.5
2010349.6384.0473.981.0
2011358.0397.0492.180.7
2012363.8404.3494.181.8
2013365.8410.8496.882.7
2014373.3421.0505.783.2
2015386.3435.3525.482.9
2016403.1454.9550.282.7
2017414.4468.9565.882.9
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market and T-100 Segment

Scheduled Service Only
Passengers (in millions)Revenue Passenger-Miles (in billions)Available Seat-Miles (in billionsLoad Factor
2003282.6237.1330.471.8
2004306.5264.1358.973.6
2005325.8280.7367.176.5
2006326.8284.9358.079.6
2007335.2291.4364.879.9
2008332.8290.7365.379.6
2009303.1264.1330.879.9
2010305.4267.9329.281.4
2011312.2275.6336.781.8
2012317.0280.1338.182.8
2013317.9283.9340.583.4
2014323.6290.7343.584.6
2015336.2304.4360.884.4
2016351.6322.3382.784.2
2017360.9332.8395.684.1
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market and T-100 Domestic Segment

Scheduled Service Only
Passengers (in millions)Revenue Passenger-Miles (in billions)Available Seat-Miles (in billionsLoad Factor
200330.175.6104.672.2
200435.691.0116.878.0
200540.4102.7130.878.5
200642.8108.6137.279.2
200744.5114.5144.679.2
200846.9121.9154.778.8
200942.4111.1147.175.5
201044.2116.1144.780.2
201145.7121.4155.378.1
201246.8124.2156.079.6
201347.9126.9156.381.2
201449.7130.3162.280.3
201550.0130.9164.679.5
201651.5132.7167.579.2
201753.5136.0170.279.9
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market and T-100 International Segment

Seasonally-Adjusted Tables

Passenger Enplanements on U.S. Airlines, Seasonally-Adjusted (Tables 1-3)

 

Systemwide (Domestic + International) passenger enplanements (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January62.8464.8267.6269.53
February63.1365.0367.6769.52
March63.9865.6767.1169.74
April63.4865.6967.8670.33
May63.4965.9268.7470.84
June63.3666.1268.9270.85
July63.6766.9468.44
August63.5367.4167.96
September63.7467.2769.28
October63.6067.9469.25
November64.1067.5369.53
December64.2068.0968.82
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

Domestic passenger enplanements on U.S. airlines (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January54.5056.4059.0060.69
February54.8156.6059.0360.72
March55.6157.2558.4960.90
April55.1057.3759.3361.21
May55.1057.4960.1661.74
June55.0057.6460.1961.72
July55.3558.3659.75
August55.2258.7659.34
September55.4558.6560.64
October55.4059.3260.60
November55.7658.8860.87
December55.8359.4360.05
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market

International passenger enplanements (seasonally-adjusted) in millions (000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January8.338.428.638.84
February8.328.438.648.80
March8.378.428.638.84
April8.388.328.539.11
May8.398.438.589.10
June8.378.488.729.14
July8.328.588.69
August8.318.648.62
September8.288.628.64
October8.218.618.65
November8.338.658.66
December8.378.668.77
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market

Revenue Passenger-Miles on U.S. Airlines, Seasonally-Adjusted (Tables 4-6)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January71.073.176.579.1
February71.473.576.878.5
March72.374.576.579.3
April71.774.077.080.3
May71.974.677.780.5
June71.674.978.280.9
July71.775.777.9
August71.876.277.2
September72.075.978.3
October72.076.878.3
November72.476.378.6
December73.176.978.8
Notes: 

Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Domestic RPMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January48.850.753.756.1
February49.251.054.055.5
March50.052.053.856.2
April49.351.854.456.5
May49.352.055.156.9
June49.352.355.357.1
July49.652.955.0
August49.553.254.6
September49.853.155.5
October49.954.055.6
November50.153.655.8
December50.754.255.8
Notes: 

Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

International RPMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January22.322.522.723.0
February22.222.522.723.0
March22.322.622.723.1
April22.422.222.623.8
May22.522.522.623.6
June22.422.622.923.8
July22.022.922.9
August22.223.022.6
September22.222.822.8
October22.122.922.7
November22.322.722.8
December22.422.723.0
Notes: 

Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Available Seat-Miles on U.S. Airlines, Seasonally-Adjusted (Tables 7-9)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) ASMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January84.288.191.294.8
February85.187.692.194.9
March86.488.892.795.2
April85.689.492.595.8
May85.689.793.196.1
June86.289.593.396.9
July86.390.393.4
August86.290.593.5
September86.690.593.6
October87.190.793.6
November87.591.193.3
December88.191.594.3
Notes: 

 Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Domestic ASMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January57.260.363.166.4
February57.959.964.066.3
March58.860.964.466.5
April58.361.564.466.8
May58.261.864.967.1
June58.461.765.067.8
July58.762.265.2
August58.762.465.3
September59.162.365.4
October59.662.865.3
November59.763.265.6
December60.363.365.9
Notes: 

Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

International ASMs (seasonally-adjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January27.027.828.128.4
February27.227.628.128.5
March27.727.828.228.6
April27.328.028.228.9
May27.427.928.329.0
June27.727.928.329.2
July27.628.128.2
August27.528.128.2
September27.428.128.2
October27.527.928.3
November27.827.927.7
December27.828.228.4
Notes: 

Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Load Factor on U.S. Airlines, Seasonally-Adjusted (Tables 10-12)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs/ASMs (both seasonally-adjusted) in percent, Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January84.383.083.983.4
February83.883.983.482.7
March83.684.082.583.3
April83.882.783.283.9
May84.083.183.483.8
June83.183.683.883.5
July83.183.983.4
August83.384.182.6
September83.283.983.6
October82.784.783.7
November82.883.884.2
December82.984.183.6
Notes: 

Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Domestic RPMs/ASMs (both seasonally-adjusted) in percent, Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January85.384.085.184.5
February85.085.184.583.7
March85.285.383.584.5
April84.684.384.684.6
May84.884.184.984.9
June84.384.885.084.3
July84.685.084.4
August84.485.383.6
September84.285.284.9
October83.685.985.1
November84.084.885.2
December84.085.784.6
Notes: 

Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

International RPMs/ASMs (both seasonally-adjusted) in percent, Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January82.380.881.080.9
February81.581.580.880.5
March80.481.080.280.7
April82.179.380.182.3
May82.280.879.981.2
June80.680.981.181.6
July79.881.481.2
August80.981.680.2
September81.080.980.7
October80.682.080.3
November80.181.482.1
December80.780.681.1
Notes: 

Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Unadjusted Tables

Passenger Enplanements on U.S. Airlines, Unadjusted (Tables 13-15)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) passenger enplanements (unadjusted) in millions (000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January55.8157.7860.8162.60
February52.4454.1658.4958.35
March66.4468.2070.5672.69
April63.4965.9267.2470.20
May66.5168.9371.5173.61
June68.6071.2774.5076.94
July71.8975.6376.88
August69.5372.8773.45
September59.9963.7466.47
October64.4968.7369.54
November59.7464.5966.59
December63.7866.4066.93
6 Mo. Total373.29386.26403.11414.39
Yr. Total762.71798.22822.97
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Market

Domestic passenger enplanements (unadjusted) in millions (000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January47.9649.7352.4754.09
February45.5147.1751.1151.05
March57.7659.5661.5963.69
April55.2557.7058.8961.04
May57.8960.2562.7564.38
June59.2661.8164.7566.68
July61.7665.1366.13
August59.7662.7763.50
September52.5355.9958.62
October57.0860.8961.71
November52.5857.1559.27
December55.4957.8758.22
6 Mo. Total323.63336.22351.56360.93
Yr. Total662.83696.02719.01
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Domestic Market

International passenger enplanements (unadjusted) in millions (000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January7.858.068.338.51
February6.937.007.387.30
March8.688.648.969.00
April8.248.228.349.16
May8.628.678.769.24
June9.349.469.7410.26
July10.1310.5010.75
August9.7710.099.95
September7.467.757.86
October7.417.847.83
November7.167.447.32
December8.298.538.71
6 Mo. Total49.6650.0551.5153.47
Yr. Total99.88102.20103.93
Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 International Market

Revenue Passenger-Miles on U.S. Airlines, Unadjusted (Tables 16-18)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January64.166.069.371.4
February57.959.864.664.2
March73.675.878.780.6
April70.773.175.179.5
May75.278.080.883.5
June79.582.786.589.7
July83.788.390.6
August81.285.286.1
September68.472.575.3
October71.376.177.3
November65.270.072.2
December71.874.877.0
6 Mo. Total421.0435.3454.9468.9
Yr. Total862.5902.2933.5
Notes: 

Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Domestic RPMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January43.645.148.150.1
February40.542.346.546.5
March51.953.956.758.5
April49.351.953.656.3
May51.554.357.159.0
June54.057.060.362.5
July56.960.462.3
August54.657.859.3
September46.349.952.7
October50.154.155.3
November46.450.953.3
December50.353.154.8
6 Mo. Total290.7304.4322.3332.8
Yr. Total595.3630.7660.0
Notes: 

Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

International RPMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January20.520.821.221.3
February17.317.518.117.8
March21.821.822.022.0
April21.521.221.523.2
May23.723.823.724.5
June25.525.726.227.2
July26.827.828.3
August26.627.426.9
September22.122.622.7
October21.222.022.0
November18.819.118.9
December21.521.722.2
6 Mo. Total130.3130.9132.7136.0
Yr. Total267.2271.6273.5
Notes: 

Revenue passenger-miles are a measure of the volume of air passenger transportation. A revenue passenger-mile is equal to one paying passenger carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Available Seat-Miles on U.S. Airlines, Unadjusted (Tables 19-21)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) ASMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January79.883.486.390.0
February72.574.581.981.4
March88.290.394.296.5
April84.888.691.694.8
May88.592.896.499.4
June92.095.799.9103.7
July96.5101.0104.4
August94.098.6101.8
September83.587.390.4
October86.189.592.2
November81.784.986.9
December86.890.393.0
6 Mo. Total505.8525.3550.3565.8
Yr. Total1,034.41,076.91,119.0
Notes: 

Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Domestic ASMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January54.057.059.763.1
February49.451.357.557.4
March60.762.966.568.5
April58.061.163.866.1
May59.763.466.568.8
June61.865.268.871.7
July64.868.671.5
August62.966.770.0
September56.559.562.5
October59.662.664.8
November56.960.562.9
December60.363.265.7
6 Mo. Total343.6360.9382.8395.6
Yr. Total704.6742.0780.2
Notes: 

Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

International ASMs (unadjusted) in billions (000,000,000), Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January25.826.426.726.9
February23.123.324.523.9
March27.527.527.728.0
April26.827.527.828.7
May28.829.429.830.6
June30.230.531.132.0
July31.732.432.9
August31.131.931.9
September27.027.827.9
October26.527.027.4
November24.724.524.0
December26.627.027.3
6 Mo. Total162.2164.6167.6170.1
Yr. Total329.8335.2339.0
Notes: 

Available seat-miles are a measure of the capacity of air passenger transportation. An available seat-mile is equal to one aircraft seat carried one mile.

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Load Factor on U.S. Airlines, Unadjusted (Tables 22-24)

Systemwide (Domestic + International) RPMs/ASMs (both unadjusted) in percent, Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January80.379.180.279.4
February79.880.278.879.0
March83.583.983.683.5
April83.482.582.083.9
May85.084.183.884.0
June86.486.486.686.4
July86.787.486.8
August86.586.484.6
September81.983.083.3
October82.885.083.8
November79.882.483.1
December82.682.982.8
6 Mo. Value83.282.982.782.9
Yr. Value83.483.883.4
Notes: 

Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

Domestic RPMs/ASMs (both unadjusted) in percent, Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January80.779.280.679.5
February82.182.480.880.9
March85.585.885.385.4
April84.984.984.185.2
May86.385.685.985.7
June87.487.487.687.1
July87.888.187.2
August86.986.684.7
September82.183.884.2
October84.186.485.4
November81.484.284.7
December83.584.083.4
6 Mo. Value84.684.484.284.1
Yr. Value84.585.084.6
Notes: 

Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment

International RPMs/ASMs (both unadjusted) in percent, Scheduled service only
2014201520162017
January79.678.879.579.2
February75.075.373.974.3
March79.279.579.478.7
April80.177.177.380.8
May82.380.879.380.1
June84.484.484.584.9
July84.485.886.0
August85.586.084.3
September81.681.481.1
October79.881.680.1
November76.278.178.9
December80.880.381.2
6 Mo. Value80.379.579.279.9
Yr. Value81.081.080.7
Notes: 

Load factor is a measure of the use of aircraft capacity that compares Revenue Passenger-Miles (RPMs) as a proportion of Available Seat-Miles (ASMs).

Source: 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, T-100 Segment