February 2018 U.S. Airline Traffic Data
U.S. airlines February systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passenger enplanements rose 1.4 percent from January, rising to 72.8 million to reach a new all-time seasonally-adjusted high.
The March TTI generated some eye-catching numbers, mainly due to the earlier timing of Easter (April 1). Higher volumes of international travelers tend to visit the U.S. close to that holiday, while domestic business travel typically falls, according to U.S. Travel researchers.
Airports Council International (ACI) World reported global passenger traffic grew by 6.6% in February on a year-on-year basis. This growth is in line with the 12-month rolling average of global growth which has also been recorded as +6.6%.
Virtually all source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions. Both emerging and advanced economies fuelled growth, led by the United States which spent US$ 12 billion more on travel abroad.