# How many people travel by airplane a year? How many people travel by airplane a day?

I need actual statistics. Not guesses. This is for a paper. Please give me the source that you got your answer from.

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The National Air Traffic Controllers Association says that there are, on average, between 25,000 and 30,000 passenger flights in the US per day. (http://www.natca.org/mediacenter/bythenumbers.msp) Let's estimate conservatively and pick 25,000 as our number.

Estimate that each airplane on average has 20 rows of people. (Yeah, some planes are much, much bigger, but the majority of planes are small.) Further guess that each row can hold 5 people on average. Then make a guess that on average a flight is 75% full, you get:

25,000 * 20 * 5 * 0.75 = 1,500,000 people per day

During burst periods (like Thanksgiving) the news is filled with reports that the airline expect to well exceed 2 million people each day, so 1.5 million on a normal day is probably not too bad a guess.

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• Anonymous
4 years ago

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