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The publication Air Passenger Origin and Destination, Canada - United States Report is produced annually to provide users with estimates, by directional origin and destination, of the total passengers who traveled on scheduled commercial flights between Canada and the United States. These passenger counts are reported by major air carriers to the Passenger Origin-Destination Survey.

Within this publication, users will find an Introduction followed by Statistical tables, Methodology and data limitations, Notes to users and a Glossary (Appendix I).

The Introduction contains an overview of the survey universe.

Statistical tables presents six market-oriented tables. Tables 1 through 3 display passenger data, by directional origin and destination, for journeys between Canada and the United States. Tables 4 through 6 present passenger data for city-pairs which represent transborder portions of international journeys. Several levels of aggregation are shown, with Tables 3 and 6 containing the most detail, displaying passenger counts for all reported transborder city-pairs where total inbound plus outbound passengers exceeds 400.

Methodology and data limitations contains information on topics such as survey coverage, survey methodology, data quality and limitations, revisions, etc.

Notes to users lists factors which may have influenced the data and Appendix I presents a glossary of terms used in this publication.

The survey universe

Transborder passenger counts contained in this publication are based on data provided by air carriers participating in the Canadian and the American Passenger Origin-Destination Surveys. It should be noted that data from some carriers who may not be authorized to provide air service between Canada and the United States may be included in this publication when these air carriers provide connecting service to carriers reporting to either the Canadian or American Passenger Origin-Destination Surveys.

Canadian air carriers

As of January 1, 1988, Canadian Level I and Level II air carriers are required to participate in the Canadian Passenger Origin-Destination Survey if they offered scheduled flights and if they transported at least 300,000 revenue passengers in each of the two calendar years immediately preceding the reporting year.

American air carriers

Certified American air carriers (air carriers holding Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity) which provide scheduled passenger flights are required to participate in the United States Passenger Origin-Destination Survey if they operate aircraft with maximum passenger capacities of more than 60 seats.