Visualization: Airport traffic statistics

Airport traffic data presented in an interactive visualization, updated with annual data through 2019.

The source of this data is TranStats, a service of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), which is the independent statistical agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT).

This data is from table T-100 Domestic Segment (U.S. Carriers). TranStats describes the table: “This table contains domestic non-stop segment data reported by U.S. air carriers, including carrier, origin, destination, aircraft type and service class for transported passengers, freight and mail, available capacity, scheduled departures, departures performed, aircraft hours, and load factor when both origin and destination airports are located within the boundaries of the United States and its territories.” 1

This visualization holds four statistics for each originating airport:

  • Departing passengers
  • Available seats on departing flights
  • Scheduled departures
  • Load factor

There is a table, a chart for each of the four statistics, and a dashboard combining the four charts. In the visualization, you may select the airports that are displayed and adjust the range of years.

This data is produced monthly, but this visualization holds annual data only, through the complete year 2019.

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Visualization created by the author using Tableau Public.


  1. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Air Carrier Statistics (Form 41 Traffic) — U.S. Carriers. Available at
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