U.S. Airlines Expect Record 17.5 Million Flyers for Labor Day Weekend

By Jesse Sokolow on 20 August 2019
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Passengers boarding a United Airlines flight

Passengers boarding a United Airlines flight

Flying somewhere for Labor Day? You won’t be alone.

The number of passengers that will take to the air this year during the week long Labor Day holiday period is expected to increase over last year’s record figures.

Figures released on Tuesday by Airlines for America, an industry trade group, predict that 17.5 million passengers will travel on U.S. carriers between Wednesday, August 28, and Tuesday, September 3.

The figure is up 4%, or approximately 95,000 passengers per day, from 2018.

The organization said that airlines are adding 109,000 seats per day during the period as a result.

Friday, August 30 is expected to be the busiest travel day, with 2.98 million passengers, while Thursday, August 29 and Monday, September 2, Labor Day, will be the second and third busiest, respectively.

“With fares at historic lows and customer satisfaction at historic highs, travelers continue to take to the skies in record numbers,” said John Heimlich, who serves as the group’s chief economist.

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