March 2014 ticket transactions increased 2.57 percent over the same period in 2013 to 39.5 million. Year-to-date passenger segments increased 2.4 percent to 87.3 million compared to 85.3 million in 2013.
More than half of passengers would use their mobiles for flight status, baggage status and airport directions and by 2016 the majority of airlines and airports will offer these services. In total, 100% of airlines and 90% of airports are investing in business intelligence solutions to provide the intelligent information across their operations which these, and other services, demand.
The U.S. Department of Transportations Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines carried 55.8 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in January 2014, 0.8 percent more than in January 2013. The systemwide total was the result of a 0.2 percent increase in the number of domestic passengers (47.9 million) and a 4.3 percent increase in international passengers (7.9 million)
The nations largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 70.7 percent in February, down from the 79.6 percent on-time rate posted in February 2013, but up from the 67.7 percent on-time rate posted in January 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportations Air Travel Consumer Report released today.
Deal-hunters can look to Travelocity's Price to Beat as a gauge for finding great Memorial Day Deals. The Price to Beat for domestic travel is $367 for round-trip airfare, up 4.2% over 2013. For international travelers, the Price to Beat is $939 for a round-trip flight, up only 1.3% year-over-year.