Monday, 18 May 2015

Busy Summer Ahead

According to figures released this week from Airlines for America, this summer is looking set to be one of the busiest on record with an estimated 222 million travelers are expected to fly from 1st June to 31st Aug. That would be an amazing  4.5% growth from last year, the average number of 2.4 million travelers per day would include 332,000 on international flights, which the group said would also be a record.

"With 13 of the 15 busiest air travel days of the year falling in the summer months, U.S. airlines are well-prepared to accommodate the increased travel demand by adding flights and seats, and deploying new and larger aircraft, along with a boost in staffing to enhance the customer experience," said John Heimlich, chief economist for Airlines for America. Healthy air-travel demand and lower, yet still volatile, fuel prices are helping U.S. airlines close the gap to average U.S. corporate profitability,"