Most common domestic destinations from Lincoln Airport

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December 22, 2023

Most common domestic destinations from Lincoln Airport

Air travel looks very different now than it did just a few years ago when the coronavirus pandemic grounded folks around the world, putting a halt to travel for both leisure and business.

In 2020, passenger traffic on U.S. airlines was at its lowest since the mid-1980s, with just 369 million passengers. In 2021, the U.S. started to get back to more normal air travel levels, and by 2022, the country was up to 853 million airline passengers. By the looks of it, 2023 is likely to outpace those numbers and return to pre-pandemic levels—nearly 3 million people flew in and out of U.S. airports daily as of April 2023, according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Organization.

When you're at the airport, shuffling around with your roller bag, backpack, neck pillow, and water bottle among the thousands of other passengers doing the same, you're probably not too concerned with more than your flight. Is it on time? Who will be sitting next to you? Did your checked bag make it onto the plane?

But when you're not in flight mode, you may be wondering where all of the other folks at your local airport are traveling to. To answer that question, Stacker compiled a list of the most common domestic flights from Lincoln Airport using data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Destinations are ranked by total passengers from October 2022 to September 2023.

Read on to find out if your flight patterns are similar to your fellow Lincoln Airport travelers.

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#3. George Bush Intercontinental/Houston (Houston, TX)

- Passengers: 15,455 (11.9% of all passengers)
- Top carriers:
--- #1. CommuteAir LLC dba CommuteAir: 15,455
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#2. Denver International (Denver, CO)

- Passengers: 46,007 (35.4% of all passengers)
- Top carriers:
--- #1. CommuteAir LLC dba CommuteAir: 45,706
--- #2. United Air Lines: 202
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#1. Chicago O'Hare International (Chicago, IL)

- Passengers: 57,753 (44.5% of all passengers)
- Top carriers:
--- #1. SkyWest Airlines: 40,477
--- #2. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp: 15,144
--- #3. GoJet Airlines LLC d/b/a United Express: 1,846

This story features data reporting by Rob Powell, writing by Jaimie Etkin, and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 199 metros.

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