Airlines will carry over 2.4 million Passengers a day this summer as demand surge expected
All credit goes to rebounding economy, as airlines are expecting the busiest summer schedule in the history of US travel.
Airlines for America, industry trade and lobbying group, predicted that the US airlines will carry 222 million passengers between June 1 and August 31. On an average, there will be 2.4 million passengers a day, a rise of 4.5% in comparison to last summer.
Out of the average 2.4 million travellers per day, there will be 332,000 on international flights and that would be a record. “With 13 of the 15 busiest air travel days of the year falling in the summer months, U.S. airlines are well-prepared to accommodate the increased travel demand by adding flights and seats, and deploying new and larger aircraft”, said John Heimlich, chief economist for Airlines for America.
Heimlich said that they are also increasing their staff in order to serve customers. As per the published airline schedule, the top five non-stop destinations from the United States will be Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.
The news has come at a time when 10 publicly traded airlines have reported $3.1 billion in profit in the first quarter. This year, the 10 airlines are expected to take delivery of 367 new aircrafts. Heimlich stated that comfortable air-travel demand and lower fuel prices are two important factors that are helping US airlines to witness such rush.
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