Aviation Planning

The #1 Traffic Forecast Resource

Since 1992, the only airport enplanement forecasts produced independently entirely within the private sector.

As the leading aviation research and forecast team, we realized that traditional government sources of forecast data were substantially unreliable. And, we found that the methodologies used by the FAA and other sources were increasingly obsolete and inaccurate within a consolidating airline system.In some cases, we found raw political intervention. In the private sector, most forecast sources were the result of specific projects, and were little more than concocted advocacy documents, engineered to assure the outcome the client was paying for.

A better source was needed. An independent source. One that recognized the true emerging dynamics facing airports across the nation, and could identify emerging trends quickly and accurately.

Airports:USA is the result. In addition to total national projections, it provides individual, airport-by-airport forecasts for 148 of the nation’s largest airports, which by themselves generate more than 95% of all US enplanements.. And, this is the only source that is updated monthly to reflect changes in traffic, capacity and airline strategies.

Why Airports:USA is better:

  • No political intervention, which is sometimes the case with FAA forecasts or with projections done by consultants hired by the cities or airports involved. 
  • Completely independent – we focus on hard market and industry data – and publish our findings as-is, where is. 
  • Comprehensive – reviews of key economic, demographic and airline industry trends. Boyd Group International is the leading aviation forecasting firm – and we bring this wide expertise to bear in projecting traffic trends at airports across the nation. 
  • Up To The Minute. Airports:USA forecasts are the only enplanement projections that are on-line and updated throughout the year. When an event takes place, or is expected to take place, that will affect enplanements at a given airport, the forecast is updated. 
  • Traffic Bulletins. Airlines come and go in various markets. Fleets change. Routes shift. And these things happen throughout the year. Whenever an event takes place that will affect air service and enplanement levels at a specific airport, within a region, or nationally, Airports:USA issues a Traffic Bulletin to subscribers describing the event and the updated forecast.

 As you’ll see, there are a number of freely-accessible sections with information that you can use, all we ask is that full recognition is accorded to Airports:USA. And for subscribers, there is a huge trove of forecast and airport trend data that is an invaluable planning tool.



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