Total number of scheduled aircraft departures by U.S. air carriers from 1991 to 2016

U.S. air carriers - total scheduled aircraft departures 1991-2016 The graph shows the number of scheduled departures by U.S. air carriers from 1991 to 2016. In 2016, there were just under nine million such departures.
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Number of total scheduled aircraft departures
19916,893,779
19958,252,834
20009,097,556
200511,220,400
200610,981,541
200711,273,979
200810,732,522
20099,990,734
20109,921,657
20119,864,878
20129,581,585
20138,916,584
20148,819,945
20158,801,921
20168,976,677
Number of total scheduled aircraft departures
19916,893,779
19958,252,834
20009,097,556
200511,220,400
200610,981,541
200711,273,979
200810,732,522
20099,990,734
20109,921,657
20119,864,878
20129,581,585
20138,916,584
20148,819,945
20158,801,921
20168,976,677

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The graph shows the number of scheduled departures by U.S. air carriers from 1991 to 2016. In 2016, there were just under nine million such departures.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1991 to 2016
Supplementary notes
US Airways and America West started to report combined on-time data in January 2006 and combined traffic and financial data in October 2007 following their 2005 merger announcement.
Delta and Northwest began reporting jointly in January 2010 following their 2008 merger announcement.
Continental Micronesia was combined into Continental Airlines in December 2010 and joint reporting began in January 2011.
Atlantic Southeast and ExpressJet began reporting jointly in January 2012. United and Continental began reporting jointly in January 2012 following their 2010 merger announcement.
Endeavor (9E) operated as Pinnacle prior to August 2013.
Envoy (MQ) operated as American Eagle prior to April 2014.
Southwest (WN) and AirTran (FL) began reporting jointly in January 2015 following their 2011 merger announcement.
To retrieve the data click T3: U.S. Air Carrier Airport Activity Statistics, select Time Series as analysis type, select None as filter categories, SchDepartures as filter variables and click recalculate.

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