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  • US Airlines employed 700,142 workers in January 2018 1.9 percent more than in January 2017. Airline employment database
  • BTS’ for-hire freight shipment index (TSI) stood at its second highest all-time level in January 2018 although it was down 0.4 percent from the all-time high in December. Statistical release
  • BTS’ for-hire freight shipment index (TSI) in January 2018 was 6.3 percent higher than in January 2017. Statistical release
  • A record 965 million passengers flew in the US and to/from the US in 2017 on US and foreign airlines. Statistical release
  • A record 223 million passengers flew to and from the U.S in 2017 - 108 million on US airlines and 116 million on foreign airlines. Statistical release
  • Southwest Airlines carried more total system passengers in 2017 than any other US airline - 158 million – followed by Delta Airlines and American Airlines. Statistical release
  • American Airlines carried more passengers on international flights to and from the US in 2017 than any other US or foreign carrier – 28 million – followed by United Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Statistical release
  • British Airways carried the most passengers on flights to and from the US of any foreign airline – 7 million – followed by Lufthansa and WestJet. Statistical release
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson was the top US airport for total system passenger boardings in 2017 – 50 million – followed by Los Angeles International and Chicago O’Hare. Statistical release
  • New York John F. Kennedy was the top US airport for international passenger boardings in 2017 – 16 million – followed by Los Angeles International and Miami. Statistical release
  • 849 million passengers flew on US airlines in 2017, an all-time high – 742 million domestic and 108 million international. Statistical release
  • 72.3 million passengers on US airlines’ in December was a new all-time seasonally-adjusted high. Statistical release
  • Drivers on US roads and highways drove a record 269 billion miles in November 2017 and again in December, seasonally-adjusted. Seasonally-adjusted data
  • US passenger airlines’ workforce in January 2018 reached its highest level since December 2004 – 431,308 workers, up 3.2pct in one year. Statistical release
  • The three US airlines with the most full-time equivalent employees in January – American, United and Delta – employed 61 percent of the month’s total passenger airline workforce. Statistical release
  • Low-cost airlines – those with a low-cost business model – grew their workforce by almost 3 percent in one year and 27 percent in four years. Statistical release
  • American Airlines employed the most workers of any US airline in January 2018 - 100,832. Statistical release
  • 79.6pct of January 2018 flights arrived on-time, above January average of 75.2. Summary table
  • January 2018 flight cancellation rate – 3.0pct – below January average of 3.2. Summary table
  • 44 long tarmac times in January 2018, 36 due to early January “bomb cyclone” in NYC. Tarmac numbers
  • Airlines with the highest on-time arrival percent in Jan 2018 – Alaska, 88.9; Hawaiian, 88.3; United, 84.7. Flight Delay numbers
  • Airlines with the lowest on-time arrival percent in Jan 2018 – JetBlue, 65.8; PSA, 70.2; ExpressJet, 74.6. Flight Delay numbers
  • Airports with the highest on-time arrival percent in Jan 2018 – Honolulu, 89.6; Salt Lake City, 88.2; Portland, OR, 88.0. Airport Rankings
  • Airports with the lowest on-time arrival percent in Jan 2018 – Newark, 68.5; New York LaGuardia, 68.9; Boston Logan, 69.8. Airport Rankings
  • Trucks carried $61B of North American #freight in January 2018, up 10.2pct from January 2017. Statistical release
  • Laredo was the top truck port on the southern border in January 2018. Detroit was the top truck port on the northern border. Statistical release
  • Rail carried $13.3B of North American #freight in January 2018, up 0.6pct from January 2017. Statistical release
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018