U.S. airlines carried 69.3 million international and domestic passengers in August 2014, a 2.4 percent increase over August 2013, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

In the first eight months of 2014, U.S. airlines carried 514.4 million domestic and international passengers, a 2.3 percent increase over the same period in 2013.

Every month, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases data regarding recent travel activity, including details about passenger traffic on U.S. airlines. This is the most recent data available.

Domestically, U.S. airlines carried 444.8 million passengers, up 2.2 percent from 2013. Internationally, they carried 69.5 million passengers, up 3.2 percent from 2013.

Systemwide load factor for August 2014 was up only 0.3 percent year-over-year to 86.4 percent, but slightly down from a record high of 86.5 in 2012.

Scheduled Systemwide (Domestic and International) Airline Travel on U.S. Airlines

8/1/20138/1/2014Change (%)20132014Change (%)
Passengers (Millions)67.769.32.4502.7514.42.3
Flights (Thousands)823.7795.8-3.46195.66005.2-3.1
Load Factor86.186.40.383.784.10.5
Photo Credit: American Airlines' jet takes off from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Aero Icarus / Flickr