This Summer’s Airline Traffic Expected to Set Records

LCT Staff
Posted on June 7, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This summer’s travel season is expected to be the busiest ever, according to travel experts. Corporate travelers face three months of near-full airplanes, heavily trafficked security checkpoints, and congested airports, while their companies can expect to pay higher airfares than last summer.

The Air Transport Association predicted that a new high of nearly 207 million passengers will board commercial airplanes in the U.S. this year, representing a 1% increase over last year's summer record of nearly 204.6 million. Domestic capacity, meanwhile, will be down this summer over last — leaving fewer planes to carry more travelers.

Source: Business Travel News

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