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Americans traveled by air in record numbers in 2014
Americans traveled by air in record numbers in 2014

Airlines flew a record number of passengers in the U.S. last year, and Los Angeles International Airport again was the second-busiest airport in the nation. The number of passengers in the U.S. soared 2.5% to a record high of 848.1 million in 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation said. Domestic passenger numbers rose 2.6% and passengers on international flights rose 2.3%. The previous record high was in 2007, when 838.4 million passengers flew from the U.S. Industry experts have attributed the growth in travel spending to an improved economy, rising consumer confidence and pent-up demand to travel since the end of the recession. The record number of travelers partly explains...

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