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A record 151 million passengers will fly this spring

March 14, 2018 / Bart Jansen

The sky remains the limit for spring travel, with airlines projecting Wednesday another record-setting holiday season with nearly 151 million passengers.
The 4% year-over-year gain in travelers during March and April comes on top of a record number of travelers for all of 2017, according to Airlines for America, a trade group representing most of the largest carriers.
The average 2.47 million daily passengers mean about 94,000 more passengers will be flying each day as compared to same period a year ago, according to the airline group. Airlines are responding to the increased demand by adding more flights and bigger planes on existing routes. That, the group says, will add an average of 114,000 seats each day.
“Travelers are taking to the skies this spring in record numbers, thanks to persistently low fares, unsurpassed levels of investment in the product, increasing competition, and unprecedented access for passengers of all regions, age groups, and income l...