A4A anticipates 17.5m passengers over Labor Day travel period

US airlines industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) has announced it predicts a record 17.5 million passengers to travel on US airlines worldwide during the week-long Labor Day travel period, between August 28 and September 3, the company said.

That represents a 4% increase from the 16.9 million passengers estimated to have flown during the same holiday period last year.

A4A is projecting US airlines to carry an average of 2.51 million passengers per day during the week-long travel period. Friday, August 30, is expected to be the busiest day of the period, with 2.98 million passengers flying aboard US carriers,

Annually, commercial aviation helps drive USD 1.5 trillion in US economic activity and more than 10 million US jobs. US airlines fly 2.4 million passengers and more than 58,000 tons of cargo each day. Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation´s economy and global competitiveness.