In February 2019, reporting marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 73.8%, down from both the 78.4% on-time rate in January 2019 and from 78.9% in February 2018.
ARC Reports Passenger Trips Increased More Than 3%
The 2018 average domestic itinerary air fare of $350 was the lowest inflation-adjusted annual fare since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics began collecting such records in 1995, down 1.8 percent from the previous low of $356 in 2017.
The 21 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.5% more workers in February 2019 than in February 2018
U.S. airlines carried an estimated 74.9 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in March 2019, seasonally-adjusted, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) first estimate, up 0.1% from the February second estimate.
Annual Departures totaled a Record 93.0 million travelers – U.S. Travel in December up Five Percent
The hospitality industry, benefiting from surging tourism worldwide, is scrambling to keep up with demand while remaining aware of the potential pitfalls from the deluge of tourists.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February 2018. This was the slowest rate of growth in more than a year but still in line with long-term demand trends.
measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the fourth consecutive month of negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years.
Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in February