Travel and Tourism

ITA Data Release: January 2022 International Air Passenger Travel

International Air Traffic Passenger Enplanements Up 128%

Air passenger travel between the U.S. and Europe up 398%

Data recently released by the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) show that in January 2022:

U.S.- International air traffic passenger enplanements (arrivals + departures) totaled 10.736 million in January 2022, up 128% compared to January 2021, however, enplanements attained 54% of its volume in January 2019.

Originating Non-Stop Air Travel in January 2022

  • Non-U.S. Citizen Air Passenger Arrivals to the United States, from foreign countries, totaled 2.298 million, -56.5% compared to January 2019 and +115% compared to January 2021.

On a related note, overseas ‘visitor’ arrivals totaled 1.0 million in January. While January was the third consecutive month that overseas visitor arrivals totaled over 1.0 million, January overseas ‘visitor’ arrivals was down from 1.68 million in December 2021.

  • U.S. Citizen Air Passenger Departures from the United States to foreign countries totaled 2.451 million, -38.3% compared to January 2019 and +137% compared to January 2021.

World Region Highlights 

  • Top Countries of Total International Air Traffic Passenger Enplanements to and from the United States were Mexico 2.755 million, Dominican Republic 719k, Canada 695k, the United Kingdom 523k, and Colombia 415k.
  • Top U.S. Ports, serving international locations, were Miami (MIA) 1.518m, New York (JFK) 1.42m, Los Angeles (LAX) 877k, Houston (IAH) 636k and Chicago (ORD) 601k.
  • Top Foreign Ports, serving U.S. locations, were Cancun (CUN) 905k, Mexico City (MEX) 563k, London Heathrow (LHR) 480k, Guadalajara (GDL) 341k, and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) 282k

Interested in an interactive data visualization of these statistics? Please visit our I-92/APIS International Air Passenger Monitor for a more comprehensive and customizable experience!

The APIS/I-92 Program provides information on non-stop international air traffic between the United States and other countries. The data has been collected from the Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection’s Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) since July 2010. The APIS based “I-92” system provides air traffic data on the following parameters: number of passengers, by country, airport, scheduled or chartered, U.S. Flag, foreign flag, citizens and non-citizens. Visit the APIS/I-92 Data Program home page for more information on airline travel to and from the United States.

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