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May 4, 2008 11:00 AM   Subscribe

How many person-miles are flown every year by commercial airlines?

I can't seem to find any statistics online that address this specific question. I want to know how many person miles are flown annually by all commercial airlines worldwide. Meaning: airlines x total miles flown x number of passengers on each flight. Can anyone help?
posted by crazylegs to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total)
Bureau of Transportation Statistics is one source.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:41 AM on May 4, 2008

The UN's statistics site lets you use a simple tool to extract annual air passenger kilometers for 183 countries. This data is already organized for you in an excel spreadsheet for Asian and Pacific countries.
posted by carmicha at 2:45 PM on May 4, 2008

This sounds like a Fermi problem.
posted by neuron at 3:34 PM on May 4, 2008

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