Sky High Demand at US Airports during 4th July Weekend

There were 485,656 scheduled flights in and out of major US airports including Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport and Denver in the run-up to and after the 4th of July weekend, according to our analysis.

The number of scheduled flights covered the period from June 28th to 7th of July and is based on scheduled US flight data generated by our ALPS Aviation system.

Major US airlines including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines all experienced large passenger demand during the period. 

Chicago O’Hare International Airport had the largest number of flights at 19,910, followed by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport with 19,377, along with Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (19,364), Denver (18,832), Charlotte (14,342) and Los Angeles International Airport (13,347). 

Overall, these flights represent a 136% increase when measured against the average 9-day period. 

US Airports with most scheduled flights during 4th July Weekend

US Airlines with most scheduled flights during 4th July weekend

4th July weekend is a key US holiday calendar with an estimated 70 million Americans travelling during this time. 

Suki Basi, Russell Group Managing Director, commented on the figures: 

For the US airline industry, the 4th of July weekend is a key event in the calendar, as evidenced by our figures, with 485,656 of scheduled flights taking off during this period. 

Aviation working in tandem with automotive and rail is an example of the transportation layer working in full flow, helping passengers move from state to state, bringing with them disposable incomes to help boost local economies. 


Post Date: 05/07/2024

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