Airport Reports

Custom Airport Reports - Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT)

Introduction: In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on international air travel, resulting in a significant decline. The slow recovery of international air travel in 2021 and 2022, compared to domestic travel, has had substantial implications for both the U.S. economy and the travel industry. To support the industry’s recovery, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO) closely monitors and forecasts market changes, focusing on international traveler characteristics and volumes across various categories.

Top 30 International Airports: To quickly access information about the top 30 international airports from 2019 to 2023, including passenger volumes for total and overseas air traffic, you can download the PDF file here: 2019-2023 APIS I-92 Intl Overseas Pax – Top 30 US Airports
Note: “Overseas” refers to all countries except Canada and Mexico.

Monthly International Air Traffic Data: The NTTO provides accessible monthly international air traffic data through the APIS/I-92 dataset for all U.S. airports. This data is updated within two weeks following the end of each month. For the most current APIS/I-92 data, please visit APIS/I-92 Outbound Monitor.

Deeper Market Profile: For a more comprehensive market profile with highlights and analysis, the 2019 Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT) serves as a valuable pre-COVID baseline. The SIAT survey includes three reports that feature graphics and summary tables, focusing on international visitors’ trip characteristics, demographics, and visitor volume. The SIAT survey gathers detailed information on international visitors to the U.S. arriving by air, as well as U.S. residents visiting international air destinations. 2019-specific airport reports can also be developed.

Airport Passport Control, Processing Time and Experience Ratings:

1. SIAT 2019 All US Airports Intl Traveler Profile Report (Excel)
2. All US Airports O&D and Catchment Area Analysis (Excel)
3. 2019 All US Airport Profile of Overseas Travelers (PowerPoint)

Airport Passport Control, Processing Time and Experience Ratings Questions, or for additional information from CIC Research Staff, please Contact us

Please note that “Overseas travel” excludes travel to/from the U.S. and Canada or Mexico.

Data Sources: The international air passenger volume for analysis and reporting by airport is derived from APIS/I-92 and ADIS/I-94 data. The passenger profile and trip characteristics are based on the Survey of International Air Travelers (SIAT). In 2019, 82,899 survey respondents provided data on their travel to/from the U.S. and overseas destinations.

Gateway Airports and Custom Reports: The NTTO’s Survey of International Air Travelers offers U.S. gateway airports detailed market information, including the true origin and destination (O&D) for international air travelers, as well as airport service ratings. Custom reports can be designed for each of the major U.S. international gateway airports.

2020 and 2021 Recovery: In 2020, overseas travel to the U.S. saw a dramatic 81% decline compared to 2019, with a 78% decrease in U.S. travelers going abroad. This decline also affected the number of surveys collected, with 32,849 survey respondents providing data on their travel to/from the U.S. and overseas destinations in 2020. However, in 2021, there was a significant recovery in the overall SIAT survey sample collection effort, with 81,035 respondents participating in surveys for overseas travel.

Yearly Profiles: For more detailed information on specific years, you can access the following profiles:




Custom Reports: Custom-specified reports and data files of the SIAT Survey responses can be requested for individual airports by an official airport representative for 2022, 2021, 2020 (limited data), 2019, as well as prior years.

Support and Additional Information: For inquiries about sample sizes, data report formats, costs, or other program-related questions, please contact Ronald Erdmann or Richard Champley. You can also reach out to CIC Research staff for further information.
For any additional assistance or inquiries, you are encouraged to contact the NTTO Research staff.