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  • June 4, 2020
    U.S. and foreign airlines carried 15.2% less cargo by weight between the U.S. and foreign points in March 2020 than in March 2019, according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by large air carriers.March 2020 cargo numbers to and from the U.S. by world geographic areas (by weight):Total to and from the U.S.: 403 thousand tons, down 15.2% from March 2019 (475T tons)Europe: 102 thousand tons, down 25.0% from March 2019 (135T tons)Latin America: 46 thousand tons, down 29.2% from March 2019 (65T tons)Asia (including China): 229 thousand tons, down 6.4% from March 2019 (245T tons)China: 66 thousand tons, up 2.0% from March 2019 (66T tons)Canada: 9 thousand tons, down 8.1% from March 2019 (10T tons)
  • May 21, 2020
    U.S. airlines carried 1.4% less cargo by weight in March 2020 than in March 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 15 of the leading cargo airlines.The 15 airlines carry more than 95% of the total cargo by weight on U.S. airlines. Cargo data consists of freight and mail carried within the U.S. and between the U.S. and foreign points.
  • May 14, 2020
    U.S. airlines carried 78.3 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in February 2020, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS), down 0.6% from January.See preliminary March U.S. airlines passenger numbers [Link2Come]BTS is withholding the scheduled release of estimated U.S. airlines’ traffic data for March and April because the estimates are statistical forecasts based on previous trends. The estimates do not account for the impact of the coronavirus.In February, there were 68.9 million domestic passengers and 9.3 million international passengers on U.S. airlines flights, seasonally-adjusted
  • May 12, 2020
    U.S. airlines carried 51% fewer scheduled service passengers in March 2020 than in March 2019, according to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by 24 airlines that carry 99% of the passengers, dropping to the lowest level of air travel in almost than two decades.The 51% decline in the number of passengers from March 2019 was the largest year-to-year decrease on record.The airlines carried slightly more total, domestic and international passengers in March 2020 than in September 2001, the month of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • April 28, 2020
    Airlines carried 7.3% less cargo by weight between the U.S. and foreign points in February 2020 than in February 2019, according to data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) by large air carriers.February 2020 cargo numbers by world geographic regions (by weight):Total: 593 thousand tons, down 7.3% from February 2019 (640T tons)Atlantic: 99.0 thousand tons, down 0.3% from February 2019 (99.3T tons)Latin America: 50 thousand tons, unchanged from February 2019 (50T tons)Pacific (including China): 60 thousand tons, down 24% from February 2019 (79T tons)China: 44 thousand tons, down 22% from February 2019 (57T tons)Air cargo reports are filed monthly with BTS. Final February data will be released on May 14.  Complete international data by origin and destination will be released on Aug. 13. Cargo data in this release consists of cargo carried between the U.S. and foreign points.

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