More passengers than ever will fly U.S. airlines this summer

"Runway"

"Feed-tw""Feed-fb"

NEW YORK — A record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer thanks to a rebounding economy.

U.S. airlines will carry 222 million passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31, topping the summer of 2007 when 217.6 million people flew, Airlines for America, the industry’s trade and lobbying group, predicted Monday. That figure includes 31 million travelers on international flights, also a record.

On average, there will be 2.4 million passengers a day, 4.5% more than last summer.

After several years of limiting their expansion, U.S. airlines are now quickly adding more seats, including 4.6% more this summer. Those added seats are mostly the result of airlines flying larger planes and packing in extra rows to existing jets. Read more…

More about Travel, Airlines, Air Travel, and Travel Leisure""/

Advertisements
More passengers than ever will fly U.S. airlines this summer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s