Bloomberg – August 12, 2019 – Business – America’s Love Affair With Flying Is Growing Faster Than the Economy

Posted on August 13, 2019


America’s Love Affair With Flying Is Growing Faster Than the Economy

By Justin Bachman
Monday, August 12, 2019

Americans love to fly and it shows.

U.S. airlines carried a record 889 million passengers in 2018, a 20 percent increase from five years earlier, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics records that date to 2002. That wanderlust appeared in U.S. airlines’ robust second-quarter revenues and executives across the industry said they’re seeing continued strong consumer demand throughout the peak summer travel period.

What’s most intriguing about this ardor for air travel, however, isn’t full planes at the peak of summer travel season, but that the planes have remained full even as …

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