Flying from the US to Paris – 2010 to 2020

In this article, we have analyzed the trends of travelers flying to Paris from the US. From which city do they travel? Did it change in the last few years? What is the favorite season of the years of the travelers? Read on to know more…

The dataset is from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

US to Paris – top 10 Origin cities 

From 2010 to the end of the first quarter of 2020, more than 35 million passengers flew from US cities to Paris. The following chart presents the amount of passengers flying to Paris by origin city.

US to Paris – top 10 Origin cities- Amount of Travelers 2010-2019

Among all origin cities in the United States, New York is the top origin city flying to Paris, with a total of 7.7 million passengers to Paris during the last ten years. 3.5 million passengers flying from Los Angeles to Paris from 2010 to 2020. Following Los Angeles is Atlanta, with 3.49 million passengers flying to Paris. 

Let’s take a look at a comparison of the top origins back in 2010 with the top origin cities in 2019:

Comparison 2010-2019 Amount of travelers to Paris- Top 10 Origin Cities

Back in 2010, the top 10 origin cities with the most passengers to Paris were New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington, Newark, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Houston, and San Francisco. In 2019, Houston was no longer the top 10 origin US cities to Paris. Detroit replaced Houston to rank among the top 10 origin cities to Paris. 

San Francisco jumps from the city with the 10th most passengers flying to Paris to have the 4th most passengers flying to Paris. 

Trend in top US origin cities to Paris from 2010 to 2019 

From 2010 to 2019, New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta have been the top 3 origin cities to Paris. Moreover, the number of passengers traveling from New York to Paris nearly doubled, increasing from 0.58 million passengers to 0.9 million passengers. Los Angeles and Atlanta also see a similar sharp increase in passengers to Paris from 2010 to 2019.

Most origin cities see an increase in passengers flying to Paris from the year 2010 to 2019. However, the trend varies slightly differently for different cities.

Cities with a sharp increase of travelers to Paris

New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and San Francisco see a sharp increase in the number of passengers flying to Paris over the past 10 years. 

Trend 2010-2019: Cities with amount of passengers flying to Paris increasing between 2010 and 2019

Newark and Boston –  Fluctuations

Newark, especially, has several ups and downs. From 2011 to 2012, and from 2018 to 2019, Newark had a sharp decrease in the number of passengers flying to Paris. Newark has a special status due to its proximity to New York. Travelers in the area can choose one or the other airport.

Fluctuations of amount of passengers flying to Paris coming from Boston and Newark

Washington

Fluctuations of amount of passengers flying to Paris coming from Washington

Washington has a slight decrease over the years in passengers flying to Paris. The amount of passengers flying to Paris coming from Washington decreased between 2011 and 2016 that increased between 2016 and 2019 to come back to level just inferior to its 2010 level.

Seasonal Trends 

The historic data also shows apparent seasonal trends of the number of passengers traveling to Paris across the years. 

Amount of passenger per month – Trend by quarter

From Quarter 1 to Quarter 2, there is a sharp increase in all top origin cities traveling to Paris; from Quarter 3 to Quarter 4, there is a sharp decrease in almost all top origin cities flying to Paris. We can see that the period in which the travelers mostly go to Paris is over the summer. Only Miami has a number of passengers flying to Paris stable through the year. 

Popular Airlines flying from the US to Paris

Most passengers flying from the US to Paris chose to fly with Air France during the past ten years. 

Other popular airline options during the past ten years were Delta Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Norwegian Air. 

Amount of Passengers Flying to Paris by Airline – 2010 – 2019

In 2019, apart from the above popular options, French Bee, Openskies SAS, and Dreamjet SAS Dba La Compagnie also flew passengers from the US to Paris.

Amount of Passengers Flying to Paris by Airline – 2019

It will be interesting to follow all these trends over the next few years. The pandemic will obviously affect the figures on 2020 but it may as well affect the trends and new traveling comportment may emerge in the next years.

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