A4A estimates 16.5m passengers will travel on US airlines over Labor Day weekend

Airlines for America (A4A), an industry trade organization for US airlines, has announced that it expects 16.5 million passengers to fly on US carriers over the week-long 2018 Labor Day travel period that extends through Tuesday, September 4, the company said.

This would constitute a 3.5 percent increase from the 16 million passengers estimated to have flown over the same holiday period last year.

To accommodate the expected 2.36 million daily passengers–up 79,000 a day from 2017, airlines will offer 2.76 million seats per day across their networks, an increase of 92,000 each day over last year´s scheduled service. Friday, August 31 is expected to be the busiest travel day of the week, with an estimated 2.76 million passengers flying onboard US airlines worldwide, followed by Thursday, August 30 and Monday, September 3, with 2.6 and 2.58 million passengers traveling, respectively.

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.