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Increase in number of flyers to and from U.S. in 2012

by Richa G 8. April 2013 04:39

Media reports recently indicated that the sale of air tickets on US and foreign carriers being purchased by travelers to the United States had significantly increased.

The U.S. Department of Transportation in a newly released report said that more than 815 million bought plane tickets for traveling on the US and foreign carriers in the U.S. in 2012. The report said that this was a 1.3 percent increase from 2011.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation report, the number of travelers booking flight tickets to and from the U.S. on foreign carriers also increased 6.8 percent from 2011.

The report further stated that Delta Air Lines carried more passengers last year for the third consecutive year than any other U.S. carrier. However, United Airlines carried more international passengers to/from the United States than any other foreign or domestic carrier.

According to the report, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport remained the busiest airport for the international passengers.

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