The chart above shows the number of passengers that traveled by air in each US region. The Southern US has the most air travelers just beating out the Western US.
- The difference between the region with the greatest number of air travelers, the South, and the region with the least, the Midwest, is 182,174,941 passengers.
- The South has 2.40 times the number of air travelers that the Midwest does.
- The South accounts for 36.88% of the total air travel in the EU.
- The largest contributor in each region makes up between 27 and 40 percent of the respective region's total.
- Travel data is from 2017.
- All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
- The Southern US consists of Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia.
- The Western US consists of California, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Hawaii, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming.
- The Northeastern US consists of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
- The Midwestern US consists of Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
California, the state with the most air passengers has 85% of the air travelers of the entire Midwestern US.
California makes up 40.92% of the Western total, Illinois accounts for 38.92% of the Midwestern total, New York makes up 38.71% of the Northeastern passengers, and Florida accounts for 27.17% of the Southern passengers.
Federal Aviation Authority. 2018. "Enplanements of All Commercial Service Airports (by Rank)." Accessed November 26, 2018. https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/media/cy17-commercial-service-enplanements.pdf.