Travel and Tourism

January 2024 Air Passenger Travel

January 2024 International Air Passenger Travel to and from the United States

December 2023 Air Passenger Travel

»Air Passenger Enplanements Up 13.5% Year Over Year in January 2024
»Air Passenger Travel Between the United States and Europe Up 7.6% in January 2024

Data recently released by the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) show that in January 2024:

U.S.-international air traffic passenger enplanements1 totaled:

  • 20.468 million in January 2024, up 13.5% compared to January 2023, with enplanements reaching 103.0% of pre-pandemic January 2019 volume.

Originating Non-Stop Air Travel in January 2024

  • Non-U.S. citizen air passenger arrivals to the United States from foreign countries totaled:
    • 4.750 million in January 2024, up 17.8% compared to January 2023.
    • This represents 90% of pre-pandemic January 2019 volume.

On a related note, overseas visitor arrivals2 totaled  2.394 million in January 2024, the 11th consecutive month overseas visitor arrivals exceeded 2.0 million. January overseas visitor arrivals reached 82.7% of pre-pandemic January 2019 volume, down from 88.1% in December 2023. (See January I-94 Advance Release)

  • U.S. citizen air passenger departures from the United States to foreign countries totaled:
    • 4.647 million in January 2024, up 8.5% compared to January 2023 and exceeding January 2019 volume by 17%.

World Region Highlights in January 2024 (APIS/I-92 arrivals + departures)

  • Total air passenger travel (arrivals and departures) between the United States and other countries were led by Mexico 3.739 million, Canada 2.423 million, the United Kingdom 1.271 million, the Dominican Republic 976,000, and Japan 728,000.
  • International regional air travel to/from the United States:
    • Europe totaled 4.171 million passengers, up 7.6% over January 2023, and down only (-6.4%) compared to January 2019.
      • (U.S citizen departures were down -0.9% compared to January 2019, while European citizen arrivals were down -14.2%.)
    • South/Central America/Caribbean totaled 5.999 million, up 18.0% over January 2023, and 14.5% compared to January 2019.
    • Asia totaled 2.356 million passengers, up 35.0% over January 2023, but down (-27.7%) compared to January 2019.
  • Top U.S. Ports serving international locations were New York (JFK) 2.568 million, Miami (MIA) 2.271 million, Los Angeles (LAX) 1.925 million, San Francisco (SFO) 1.161 million, and Newark (EWR) 1.126 million.
  • Top Foreign Ports serving U.S. locations were Cancun (CUN) 1.196 million, London Heathrow (LHR) 1.140 million, Toronto (YYZ) 985,000, Mexico (MEX) 709,000, and Incheon (ICN) 590,000. 

1 APIS/ “I-92” (arrivals + departures)

2 ADIS/I-94 (with stays of 1-night or more in the United States and visiting under certain visa types)

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

Explore the APIS/I-92 International Air Passenger Monitor

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.