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Travel to and from the US spiked in 2012

The number of passengers traveling to and from the US on foreign carriers increased 6.8 per cent from 2011. — Afp picThe number of passengers traveling to and from the US on foreign carriers increased 6.8 per cent from 2011. — Afp picNEW YORK, April 6 — More than 815 million people travelled on US and foreign airlines in the US last year, marking a 1.3 per cent increase from 2011, according to a newly released report out of the US Department of Transportation. 

The report also found that the number of passengers travelling to and from the US on foreign carriers increased 6.8 per cent from 2011. 

For the third consecutive year, Delta Air Lines carried more passengers in 2012 than any other US airline (116.4 million) while United Airlines carried more international passengers to and from the US than any other domestic or foreign carrier. 

The airport with the most passenger traffic  in 2012, meanwhile, was the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport, while New York’s John F. Kennedy was the busiest port for international passengers. — Afp-Relaxnews

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