Personal leisure trips have overtaken business trips as the pre-eminent reason for US airline travel, according to a new study by Airlines for America (A4A). According to A4A’s Status of Air Travel in the USA report—extracted from a December 2015 online survey of 3,019 US citizens—48% of respondents took trips in 2015 for personal leisure purposes, compared to 31% for business purposes and 21% for personal non-leisure purposes. When the survey was last taken, in 1997, 47% ...

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