Foreign Airlines Gain Share of International Passengers to U.S.
U.S. airlines flew 39.1 million international passengers from January through May 2013, and that was a 2% increase, but foreign carriers gained market share as their international passenger traffic to and from the U.S. in the same period climbed 5% to 33.6 million.
What does that mean? U.S. airlines still dominated, with a 54% market share of international passengers to and from the U.S. in the first five months of 2013, but foreign carriers are catching up, with 46%.
It isn’t hard to imagine the day when foreign airlines with take over in market share leadership.
The latest numbers on international passenger traffic come from the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries.