Top US ports serving international locations were New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO). The latest data released by the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) shows that in May 2023, US-international air traffic passenger enplanements totalled 20.765 million, up 23.9% compared to May 2022, with enplanements reaching 94.3% of pre-pandemic May 2019 volume.
Originating Non-Stop Air Travel in May 2023
- Non-U.S. citizen air passenger arrivals to the United States from foreign countries totalled:
- 407 million in May 2023, up 22.9% compared to May 2022.
- This represents 80.4% of pre-pandemic May 2019 volume.
On a related note, overseas visitor arrivals2 totalled 2.588 million in May 2023, the nineteenth consecutive month overseas visitor arrivals exceeded 1.0 million. May overseas visitor arrivals reached 73.6% of pre-pandemic May 2019 volume, up from 72.6% in April 2023.
- S. citizen air passenger departures from the United States to foreign countries totalled:
- 008 million in May 2023, up 23.5% compared to May 2022 and exceeding May 2019 volume by 8.1%.
World Region Highlights in April 2023
- Total air passenger travel (arrivals and departures) between the United States and other countries were led by Mexico 3.071 million, Canada 2.444 million, the United Kingdom 1.916 million, Germany 937,000, and the Dominican Republic 867,000.
- International regional air travel to/from the United States:
- Europe totalled 6.575 million passengers, up 24.3% over May 2022, and down only (-7.4%) compared to May 2019.
- South/Central America/Caribbean totalled 4.837 million, up 11.2% over May 2022, and up 1.0% compared to May 2019.
- Asia totalled 2.094 million passengers, up 138.9% over May 2022, but still down (-36.3%) compared to May 2019.
- Top U.S. ports serving international locations were New York (JFK) 2.917 million, Los Angeles (LAX) 1.869 million, Miami (MIA) 1.821 million, Newark (EWR) 1.335 million and San Francisco (SFO) 1.231 million.
- Top foreign ports serving U.S. locations were London Heathrow (LHR) 1.642 million, Toronto (YYZ) 1.033 million, Cancun (CUN) 1.032 million, Paris (CDG) 699,000, and Frankfurt (FRA) 637,000.
The National Travel and Tourism Office is the official USG source for travel and tourism statistics and works to create a positive climate for Travel.
In addition to providing statistics, the National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) creates a positive climate for growth in travel and tourism by reducing institutional barriers to tourism, administers joint marketing efforts, provides official travel and tourism statistics, and coordinates efforts across federal agencies through the Tourism Policy Council. The Office works to enhance the international competitiveness of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and increase its exports, thereby creating U.S. employment and economic growth.