(defeo.biz) — Perhaps the Traveling Wilburys can best describe travel this Labor Day.
“You’re not alone anymore.”
An estimated 15.6 million passengers will fly in scheduled service on U.S. airlines this Labor Day holiday period, according to Airlines for America (A4A). That’s a 4 percent increase from the 2015 Labor Day period.
“On the heels of this summer’s record volumes and falling ticket prices, A4A anticipates a commensurate increase in the number of flyers for the Labor Day period,” A4A Vice President and Chief Economist John Heimlich said in a news release. “U.S. airlines are well positioned to meet the growing demand for air travel and are responding by increasing the number of seats available by 4 percent.”
Airlines will accommodate the growth in travel demand by offering 2.54 million seats per day, an increase of more than 98,000 from the same period last year, A4A said in a news release.
During the seven-day Labor Day travel period, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 31, through Tuesday, Sept. 6, A4A expects more than 2.2 million air travelers a day will take to the skies. That is an increase of approximately 82,000 per day from the same period in 2015.
Friday, Sept. 2 and Thursday, Sept. 1, respectively, are expected to be the busiest days of the period, A4A said.