US Aviation Market Data Insights


LATEST FLIGHT DATA INSIGHTS AND ANALYSIS FROM NORTH AMERICA

DISCOVER THE BUSIEST AIRPORTS, AIRLINES AND FLIGHT ROUTES IN THE USA THIS MONTH | JULY 2024


Find below flight data and analysis focused on the US aviation market, with data powered by OAG's Schedules Analyser. The data is updated monthly. Seats are calculated as departing seats (one-way).

TOP 10 BUSIEST US AIRLINES BY SEATS


  • The Top 10 carriers remains unchanged from last month and represents 91% of the market.
  • American Airlines remains the biggest carrier in the US this month, with 22.6m seats. This represents 2m more than Southwest the second largest carrier.
  • The big 4 carriers account for 72% of capacity.
  • Within the Top 10, Alaska Airlines grew most this month, increasing capacity by 7%.
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TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRLINE ROUTES IN THE US BY SEATS


  • The Anchorage - Seattle route continues to grow, with seats up by 11% compared to last month, making it the busiest route in July.
  • 5 of the Top 10 busiest routes start or end in Los Angeles: New York JFK, Honolulu, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare.
  • Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare increased by 10% vs last month, bringing the route from 15th to 10th busiest route and displacing Atlanta - Fort Lauderdale.
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TOP 10 BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN THE US


Top 10 Airports in the US by departing seats (one-way) this month.

  • There are 660 airports with scheduled services operating this month.
  • Atlanta remains the biggest airport in capacity terms, with 822,000 more seats than Dallas Fort Worth.
  • The Top 10 airports remains unchanged from last month and account for 35.5% of capacity. 
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TOP 10 AIRLINES IN THE USA - JUL 24 VS JUN 24


Top 10 Airlines by seats added month-on-month.

  • All of the major 4 airlines have added more than 600,000 seats each this month.
  • American Airlines is adding most capacity this month, with an increase of 747,000 seats, of which 156,000 seats are from its hub Dallas Fort Worth and 67,000 seats from Philadelphia International.
  • Percentage wise, Aeromexico increased most out of the Top 10 Airlines with an increase of 26%, which is 55,000 additional seats. 

US STATES ADDING & REMOVING MOST CAPACITY THIS MONTH VS LAST MONTH


  • Capacity increased in most states again this month, with 4.3m seats added in total, reflecting the holiday season.
  • In the top 10 by seats added, California increased most with 702,000 extra seats in July.  United Airlines increased capacity by over 204,000 seats in California, largely from San Francisco and Los Angeles airports.
  • In percentage terms, Washington State and Minnesota have the highest growth within the Top 10 states by seats added, both up 7% with an additional 220,000 seats and 137,000 seats respectively.
  • Although no longer in the Top 10 States ranking by seats added, Montana continued to record  strong growth, increasing by 13% vs last month.

TOTAL US FLIGHT SEATS BY MONTH / YEAR


Below shows total US seats for both domestic and international by month and by year. Hover over the image for detailed information.

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International

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