Today the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published airport level passenger throughput from April 24, 2022 to May 14, 2022. Let’s look at the US air traffic trend. Please refer to this article about how we choose specific airports as representatives for US domestic, international, leisure and business market.

U.S. Overall Air Traffic Status

The overall US air traffic has improved. The gap between 2022 and 2019 increased at the beginning of May but shrank after. We expect that the overall air traffic will touch the 2019 level in this summer.

US Overall Air Traffic

Domestic Air Traffic Status

The domestic air traffic slowed down temporarily at the beginning of May. However, many people are ready for an air trip in the next several months even though the air fares are soaring. As a result, we expect the domestic traffic to exceed the 2019 level in June.

US Representative Domestic Air Traffic

International Air Traffic Status

The international air traffic is basically following the trend in 2019. We expect that the gap between 2022 and 2019 becomes slightly smaller.

US Representative International Air Traffic

Leisure Air Traffic Status

The leisure air traffic has reached its 2019 level. We predict that it will grow more in the next three months.

US Representative Leisure Air Traffic

Business Air Traffic Status

The business air traffic is climbing up. We expect the gap between 2022 and 2019 to be reduced after June this year.

US Representative Business Air Traffic

To summarize, the US air traffic was relatively stable in the past several weeks. Domestic and leisure markets still led the recovery. And the overall trend is upward.

US Commercial Airport Traffic: May 2022