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Scheduled air passenger origin and destination: Canada–United States, 2018

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Released: 2020-01-17

Passengers on scheduled air services between Canada and the United States

26.4 million


7.3% increase

(year-over-year change)

More than 26.4 million passengers travelled on scheduled air services between Canada and the United States in 2018, a 7.3% increase compared with 2017. This was the ninth consecutive year-over-year increase since the economic downturn of 2009.

The top four provincial markets accounted for 92.2% of the volume of passengers travelling between Canada and the United States in 2018. Most provinces showed gains, with Ontario experiencing the largest increase (+688,000 passengers), followed by British Columbia (+400,000), Quebec (+307,000) and Alberta (+285,000). Prince Edward Island was an exception, with transborder traffic decreasing 3.8%.

Transborder travel continued to be primarily to/from the states of California and Florida. Together, these states accounted for 37.6% of all traffic, with California reporting 19.2% and Florida reporting 18.4%.


Additional analytical information is now available in "Air Passenger Origin and Destination, Canada – United States Report, 2018" as part of the service bulletin Aviation (Catalogue number51-004-X).

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