A Surprisingly Good Summer for Air Travel

Economic times might currently be difficult, but more people took flights in June 2011 compared with the same month for 2010. This is the announcement from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which recently announced that in June 2011, US airlines were responsible for carrying 66.1 million passengers in total.

This is up by 1.6 percent on June 2010, showing that air travel is still has popular as ever. The three busiest airports in the United States for June 2011 were Atlanta International (ATL), Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW).

ATL Airport, which is the busiest airport in the world, saw a total of 4 million passengers enplaned in June 2011. ORD Airport saw a total of 2.7 million passengers in the same month and DFW Airport enplaned a total of 2.5 million in June.

Andy Maclean+

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