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DOT: Airline Passengers Rise in 2010, Not as High as Pre-Recession

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 01:20 PM

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Airlines carried 2.1% more passengers in 2010 than the previous year, according to the US Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which released 2010 data today. But passenger totals still remained 3.2 percent below 2008's level of 812.3 million.

2010's top airline was Delta. Following its merger with Northwest, the Atlanta-based airline carried over 110 million passengers last year.  More total system passengers boarded planes in 2010 at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International than at any other U.S. airport; and more international passengers boarded planes at New York John F. Kennedy than at any other U.S. airport.

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Comments [2]

Pete Hine

With 28.7 MILLION passengers in 2010, Amtrak would land at #7, below Continental and above AirTran, Skywest and JetBlue, bumping Alaska off the top ten carriers.

Mar. 23 2011 11:52 AM
Pete Hine

With 28.7 passengers in 2010, Amtrak would land at #7, below Continental and above AirTran, Skywest and JetBlue, bumping Alaska off the top ten carriers.

Mar. 23 2011 11:50 AM

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