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June 2020 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

Release Number: 
BTS 61-20
Date: Friday, September 11, 2020

U.S. airlines carried 16.5 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in June 2020, unadjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS), down 80.3% from June 2019.

Passengers in millions (Unadjusted)
Jun-1777.0
Jul-1779.8
Aug-1777.1
Sep-1764.9
Oct-1772.7
Nov-1769.6
Dec-1770.3
Jan-1864.4
Feb-1861.7
Mar-1876.3
Apr-1873.6
May-1877.3
Jun-1880.9
Jul-1884.0
Aug-1881.0
Sep-1868.7
Oct-1875.5
Nov-1872.7
Dec-1872.9
Jan-1967.0
Feb-1963.6
Mar-1980.2
Apr-1976.4
May-1981.3
Jun-1983.8
Jul-1987.0
Aug-1983.8
Sep-1972.6
Oct-1978.6
Nov-1973.1
Dec-1979.3
Jan-2070.8
Feb-2067.8
Mar-2039.1
Apr-203.0
May-208.4
Jun-2016.5

BTS is withholding the scheduled release of estimated U.S. airlines’ traffic data for July and August because the estimates are statistical forecasts based on previous trends. The estimates do not account for the impact of the coronavirus. BTS additionally is withholding the seasonally-adjusted numbers due to the unprecedented decline in air traffic.

BTS reported 16.1 million domestic passengers and 0.4 million international passengers, unadjusted, on U.S. airlines flights in June.

U.S. airline traffic reports are filed monthly with BTS. See the tables that accompany this release on the BTS website for summary data since 2016 (Tables 1-12) and complete data since 2000.

June unadjusted

  • Systemwide enplanements (16.5M) were down 80.3% from the all-time June high (83.8) reached in 2019.
  • Domestic enplanements (16.1M) were down 77.9% from the all-time June high (72.8) reached in 2019.
  • International enplanements (0.4M) were down 96.4% from the all-time June high (11.0) reached in 2019.

Table A. Unadjusted Passenger Enplanements Compared to Previous Time Periods

Percent Change Compared to

Unadjusted

Passenger (in

millions)

Previous YearTwo Years PreviousThree Years Previous
June16.5-80.3%-79.6%-78.6%

For data filed through June, see accompanying tables. For the complete database of reported data, see Traffic. For an explanation of BTS’ seasonal adjustment methodology, see Seasonal Adjustment.

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 61 U.S. carriers as of Sept. 3 for U.S. carrier scheduled civilian operations.

See the BTS Airlines and Airports page for additional scheduled service numbers through June for U.S. airlines. International data by origin and destination is available through March.

BTS has scheduled Oct. 16 for the release of data through July.

None of the data are from samples. Measures of statistical significance do not apply to the complete air traffic data.

Updated: Friday, September 11, 2020