Nearly 850 airline passengers for 2014! To be exact, 848.1 million passengers (obviously some repeaters!) flew on domestic airlines last year, or on foreign airline flights to and from the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The totals broke the previous record sent in 2007.
Of the total, 185.8 million represents flights into or out of the U.S., also a record; the previous high was last year.
One interesting note: U.S. airlines carried 2.4% more passengers on international flights, while foreign carriers carried 2.3% less. To listen to the Open Skies debate, you'd think U.S. carriers were losing share, not gaining!
If you've an appetite for a whole LOT more numbers, DOT has a lot more for you HERE.