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April 16, 2010
U.S. INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL ABROAD UP THREE PERCENT IN JANUARY 2010 (1)
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the U.S. outbound non-stop air market totaled 2.8 million in January 2010, three percent above January 2009. U.S. air travel abroad registered month-over-month increases in six out of the last seven months.
The three percent increase in January 2010 was driven by air travel to Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East/Africa and Oceania.
U.S. spending in January 2010 by U.S. travelers on foreign carrier passenger fares totaled $2.3 billion, down seven percent compared to January 2009. For the month, the balance of trade for passenger fares was a $4 million surplus, with passenger fare receipts declining more than 10 percent in January 2010.
Highlights: U.S. Citizen Air Traffic to Overseas Regions, Canada & Mexico
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U.S. Department of Commerce
(1) Throughout this report, percent changes posted for U.S. air travelers for January 2010 were calculated by comparing data in January 2010 to data in January 2009.