Airlines for America projects 46 million air passengers during 18-day holiday travel period

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading US airlines, has announced it has forecast 45.7 million passengers will travel on US airlines over the 18-day winter holiday travel period from December 20, through January 6.

This would be a 5.2 percent increase over the estimated 43.4 million passengers who flew during the comparable timeframe last year.

In order to accommodate the expected average of 2.54 million passengers per day — an increase of 126,000 travelers per day from last year — US airlines will offer an additional 143,000 seats daily across their global networks.

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 the nation´s economy and global competitiveness.