U.S. passenger airline job growth is outpacing the overall U.S. economy. From December 2020 to September 2023, carriers added 129,000 jobs — and we’re still hiring.
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Thanks to deregulation, fares have dropped almost 50% since 1979.
As air travel has become safer and more accessible, more Americans have taken to the skies. 90% of the U.S. population has flown commercially.
From 2000-2022, the average number of competitors per domestic trip rose from 3.33 to 3.47. In 2021, two new airlines entered the U.S. air-travel marketplace.
Commercial aviation drives 5% of U.S. GDP—the equivalent of $1.25 trillion in 2022.
Every additional $1 of airline revenue ties to roughly $3.30 in additional U.S. GDP.
U.S. airlines transport 65,000 tons of goods on a daily basis.
Most items shipped are time-sensitive, high-value or of life-saving importance. U.S. airlines fly electronics, fresh food and flowers, live animals and medical supplies like vaccines.
U.S. airlines step up in service to communities — supporting veterans, collecting needed supplies for communities and shipping humanitarian aid oversees.
U.S. airlines are committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. U.S. airlines have pledged to work across the aviation industry and with government leaders to make 3 billion gallons of cost-competitive sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available for use in 2030.
U.S. airlines are committed to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. U.S. airlines are dedicated to the fair and just treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement of individuals while aiming to identify and eliminate associated barriers to such advancement.