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7 Stats About Commercial Air Traffic In The US

What happens when you pair FlightAware and NATS? Some pretty amazing stats about US air travel.

1) Each day in the US, 2 million people board commercial airliners.

2) That means over the course of a year, over 730 million people fly on an airline in the US.

3) That's the equivalent of every person in the US, regardless of age, flying at least 2.2 times per year.

4) There are more that 30,000 commercial flights every day in the US.

5) The average passenger count per flight is 67 people.

6) And, a commercial flight takes off or lands every 1.44 seconds in the US.

7) This is what a day in the life of air travel looks like.

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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