03 April 2010

U.S. INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL ABROAD DOWN THREE PERCENT IN 2009

The facts man:

  • Overseas markets remained down one percent for the year but grew two percent in December.
  • Europe declined four percent for the year and decreased five percent for the month.
  • Asia was down four percent for the year but grew three percent for the month.
  • Canada decreased nine percent for the year and was down six percent for the month.
  • The Caribbean decreased two percent for the year but increased seven percent in December.
  • For the year, air traffic to Mexico decreased 11 percent. For the month, Mexico was down one percent compared to December 2008.
  • South America was up one percent for the year and the month.
  • Central America was down two percent for the year but was flat for the month.
  • The Middle East was up 41 percent for the year and up 27 percent in December.
  • Oceania increased three percent for the year and increased 27 percent for the month.
  • Africa increased 25 percent for the year and jumped 18 percent for the month.

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