Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Record number of travellers expected to take to the US skies for Thanksgiving.

A record 30.6 million passengers will travel on US airlines during the 12-day Thanksgiving air travel period this year according to Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organisation for some of the main American carriers. 

The forecast translates to an estimated 2.55 million passengers per day, up 137,000 per day from a year ago. Airlines are accommodating this increase in demand by adding 158,000 more seats in the marketplace each day, with a total of 2.94 million seats available to flyer's every day.

The 2018 Thanksgiving air travel period runs from Friday, November 16th, through to Tuesday, November 27th, with the busiest day projected to be Sunday, November 25th, when an estimated 3.06 million passengers will take to the skies.  

"The busy holiday travel season kicks off this week, and it is thanks to incredibly accessible and affordable flight options that more travellers than ever before are visiting loved ones, wrapping up year-end business or enjoying a vacation this Thanksgiving," said A4A Vice President and Chief Economist John Heimlich. "U.S. airlines are investing heavily in their employees, products and facilities to make air travel this holiday season enjoyable for all passengers." 



Record number of travellers expected to take to the US skies for Thanksgiving.
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