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Friday, October 26, 2012

Report: Airline System Traffic Decreased in July

U.S. airlines carried 1.1 percent fewer passengers in July 2012 than July 2011, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

For July 2012, U.S. airlines carried a total of 69.2 million scheduled domestic and international passengers.

Despite the decrease in July, domestic airlines carried 433 million total system passengers between January and July 2012, an increase of 1.2 percent over the same period in 2011.

BTS said the combined Southwest Airlines-AirTran Airways carried more system and domestic passengers than any other domestic airline in July, and United Airlines carried the most international passengers.

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