Air Travel Numbers Set to Break Records Yet Again

Air Travel Numbers Set to Break Records Yet Again

“While historically low fares, reliable operations and several consecutive years of reinvestment in the product are the primary factors underlying this growth, a boost in U.S. employment and personal incomes and the highest-ever level of household net worth are also fueling the strong demand for air travel. With spring weather on the horizon, consumers are eager to travel and airlines are more than ready to accommodate the growth expected this year with additional seats, new aircraft and increases in staffing.”

One reason for the spring increase: Airlines are not only adding seats but also routes.

U.S. and foreign airlines added 198 new routes and discontinued 161 in the U.S. market during 2016; That’s plus-37 in nonstop routes year over year.

We’re less than three months into 2017, yet airlines have added a net growth of 17 new routes in the U.S.

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