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While the Top 10 U.S. destinations for American travelers remained largely the same as the first half of 2014, several Southwest and Midwest destinations rose in popularity. After seeing record-breaking crowds this year, the Grand Canyon region made the biggest jump in the rankings from outside the Top 50 to #45.
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.0 percent more workers in June 2015 than in June 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. June was the 19th consecutive month that full-time equivalent (FTE) employment for U.S. scheduled passenger airlines exceeded the same month of the previous year and was the highest monthly total since September 2008.
Ticket transactions increased by 4.97 percent in 2015 vs. 2014 to 94.3 million. Passenger segments increased 1.7 percent to 225.5 million, compared to 221.6 million in 2014.
A4A reported that airlines are ready for the uptick in passengers, adding capacity and reporting average U.S. profitability that has enabled them to invest in new planes, service and technology at the highest rate in 15 years.
Airlines have used yield management strategies to maximize revenues for decades, while hotels have, for the most part, been playing catch up.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported yesterday that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor fell to 82.6 percent in May, seasonally adjusted, declining for the third consecutive month
The travel industry continued to propel the economy forward in July, adding 13,400 travel jobs to reach a new record level of over 8.1 million.
Orlando reclaimed the top spot on the 2015 list, a position the city last held in 2013. Las Vegas climbed one spot on the ranking compared to last year, while Chicago dropped two places from number one in 2014 to round out the top three.
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