Travel and Tourism

September 2022 International Air Passenger Travel

September 2022 International Air Passenger Travel to and from the United States

Air Traffic Passenger Enplanements Up 96% YOY

Air Passenger Travel Between the U.S. and Europe up 204%

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

U.S.-International air traffic passenger enplanements (APIS/I-92 arrivals + departures) totaled 17.057 million in September 2022, up 96% compared to September 2021. Enplanements reached 85% of pre-pandemic September 2019 volume, up from 82% in August.

Originating Non-Stop Air Travel in September 2022
  • Non-U.S. Citizen Air Passenger Arrivals to the United States from foreign countries totaled 3.895 million, +230% compared to September 2021 and (-27.2%) compared to September 2019.

On a related note, overseas visitor arrivals (with stays of 1-night or more in the United States and visiting under certain visa types) (ADIS/ I-94) totaled 2.288 million in September 2022, the eleventh consecutive month overseas visitor arrivals exceeded 1.0 million and the sixth consecutive month they exceeded 2.0 million. September overseas visitor arrivals reached 65.7% of pre-pandemic September 2019 volume, up from 64.6% in August 2022. (See September I-94 Advance Release

  • U.S. Citizen Air Passenger Departures from the United States to foreign countries totaled 4.573 million, +87% compared to September 2021 and up (+2.0%) compared to September 2019.
World Region Highlights (APIS/I-92 arrivals + departures)
  • Total air passenger travel (arrivals and departures) between the United States and other countries were with Mexico 2.40 million, Canada 2.10 million, the United Kingdom 1.56 million, Germany 951k and France 732k.
  • International regional air travel to/from the United States:
    •  Europe continued to strengthen totaling 6.183 million passengers, up 204% over September 2021, but down only (-15.8%) over September 2019.
    • South/Central America/Caribbean totaled 3.628 million, up 33% over September 2021, but was ‘flat’ compared to September 2019.
    • Asia totaled 1.221 million passengers, up 260% over September 21, but still down (-60%) over September 2019.
  • Top U.S. ports serving international locations were New York (JFK) 2.54 million, Miami (MIA) 1.60 million, Los Angeles (LAX) 1.50 million, Newark (EWR) 1.14 million and Chicago (ORD) 1.07 million.
  • Top foreign ports serving U.S. locations were London Heathrow (LHR) 1.31 million, Toronto (YYZ) 859k, Cancun (CUN) 741k, Paris (CDG) 658k, and Frankfurt (FRA) 618k.

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.

I-92/APIS International Air Passengers

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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