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American Airlines tops U.S. competitors in domestic passengers

A passenger checks into an American Airlines flight at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in June 2015.
A passenger checks into an American Airlines flight at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in June 2015. File photo

American Airlines, British Airways and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport led the U.S. in passengers in 2015, according to a report released Thursday by the Transportation Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

American Airlines, one of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport’s five carriers, carried more total system passengers — 146.5 million — than any other U.S. airline, the report said. American also carried more passengers on international flights to and from the U.S. in the same period, at 28.5 million.

British Airways held the distinction of the most passengers on flights to and from the U.S. than any other foreign competitor, the report said, with a little more than 7 million passengers.

And more passengers boarded — 49.3 million — at Hartsfield-Jackson than any other U.S. airport last year, the report said.

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