Departed Seats
millions
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
American 138,792 131,502 131,554 130,188 133,729 138,292 130,007 154,161 140,898 139,058 141,070 137,859 135,856 130,438 120,147 119,072 118,431 117,224
Continental 66,447 62,353 64,589 68,324 71,756 72,608 68,939 63,488 60,082 61,731 62,031 65,765 68,720 66,462 60,976 58,906 62,534 0
Delta 171,219 170,694 174,706 172,696 170,455 169,022 159,852 147,472 127,115 131,961 128,832 107,188 103,269 100,620 95,086 161,948 164,206 164,548
Northwest 103,591 109,070 110,103 101,728 110,045 113,233 106,232 101,607 97,353 98,978 95,685 87,647 86,049 77,801 65,868                -                  -                    -  
United 151,622 152,464 155,500 156,117 157,620 153,236 139,542 121,570 108,806 112,438 102,579 104,933 103,502 96,925 84,855 79,102 73,693 130,247
US Airways 104,190 98,941 98,809 95,277 96,216 104,228 100,110 82,344 67,687 69,047 68,750 55,613 61,893 77,664 72,754 72,950 73,295 73,919
American West 28,311 29,500 30,185 29,541 30,046 30,897 29,705 28,438 27,717 28,654 29,677      28,810      20,492                -                  -                  -                  -                    -  
 --sub Network 764,172 754,523 765,445 753,871 769,867 781,516 734,387 699,080 629,658 641,868 628,623 587,815 579,781 549,910 499,686 491,979 492,159 485,938
Southwest 91,881 99,244 104,758 107,882 113,905 121,907 127,254 128,305 128,745 133,473 140,404 149,116 158,421 162,603 153,565 152,104 156,345 185,377
jetBlue                           -                  -                  -                  -                  -   1,660 4,321 7,152 10,745 14,174 17,488 24,110 28,409 28,423 29,706 31,665 34,227 37,023
AirTran 126 1,702 1,929 8,349 11,098 11,083 12,231 15,107 16,937 19,141 23,504 29,144 32,693 32,704 31,587 31,729 31,929 0
Frontier 1,603 2,143 2,621 2,791 4,171 4,834 5,424 6,095 7,823 9,016 9,788 11,607 13,595 13,318 11,928 11,413 12,507 12,329
Virgin America                           -                  -                  -                  -                  -                  -                  -                  -                  -                  -                  -                  -   497 3,521 4,804 4,950 6,271 7,993
 -- sub LCC 93,609 103,090 109,309 119,022 129,174 139,484 149,230 156,659 164,251 175,804 191,183 213,978 233,615 240,570 231,590 231,861 241,280 242,722
Alaska 19,048 20,410 21,187 22,348 22,659 21,943 22,469 23,351 24,159 25,137 24,827 25,331 26,144 24,731 22,375 22,526 23,802 24,269
Hawaiian 14,666 14,772 14,118 14,615 5,776 16,768 15,530 13,129 12,006 11,662 11,804 12,609 13,659 15,507 17,270 16,517 17,187 19,754
Allegiant                           -                  -                  -                  -                  -   429 162 278 684 1,169 1,511 2,747 3,962 4,858 6,036 6,609 6,835 7,989
 -- sub Other 33,714 35,181 35,306 36,964 28,435 39,140 38,161 36,757 36,849 37,968 38,142 40,686 43,765 45,095 45,681 45,651 47,824 52,011
Total All Sectors 891,495 892,794 910,060 909,857 927,475 960,140 921,778 892,496 830,758 855,640 857,948 842,479 857,161 835,576 776,958 769,491 781,263 780,672
Note: Shaded data means data appear questionable.
* system departures times average seat size
Data Source:  US DOT Form 41, Schedules P52