About this Document US International Air Passenger and Freight Statistics Report for December 2008
The U.S. International Air Passenger and Freight Statistics report has been developed to provide the public with additional access to international aviation data. The report is restricted to nonstop commercial traffic traveling between international points and U.S. airports.
Global air travel systems are comprised of complex, ever-changing networks and alliances. The majority of international passengers to and from the U.S. make at least one connection before reaching their final destination.
Data Insights US International Air Passenger and Freight Statistics Report for December 2008
This report represents a limited aspect of international travel. Non-stop flows into and out of the U.S. Cities that serve as an international gateway will have high numbers in this report, but users should bear in mind that some portion of this traffic continued on a connecting flight to their final destination. Conversely, U.S. carriers serve some international points only through an international connection; therefore it might look as if no US carrier serves a certain international point when in fact US carrier traffic is first flowing through a connecting city.
Figures for U.S. nonstop market share do not necessarily correlate to the total service provided to that point by U.S. carriers.