Tidbit Tuesday | Percent Change in Philadelphia International Airport’s Passengers from 2002

On Tuesdays, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.

This week we graphed the percent change in passengers on domestic and international flights originating at Philadelphia International Airport over 2002 ridership.  It is interesting to see that the drop in domestic flight passengers from 2008 to 2009 may be correlated with the Economic Recession in 2008 but passengers on flights bound for international destinations increased from 2008 to 2009.  Overall, the number of passengers on both domestic and international bound flights originating at Philadelphia International Airport have increased by 33% (3.5M passengers) since 2002.

international DOMESTIC FLIGHTS-01

You can find this data and more on the Research and Innovative Technology Administration’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics webpage here.

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