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MORE AMERICANS PUT ON WINGS

June 25, 1990



WASHINGTON

Deregulation of the airlines has continued to make travel by air more popular in the United States. The Air Transport Association reports that a record 145 million Americans, or 78 percent of the adult population, have flown. During 1989, 35 percent of adult Americans boarded an aircraft to fly somewhere. Fifty-one percent of trips taken were for business, 49 percent for personal pleasure.

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Frequent fliers (more than 10 trips in 1989) were only 6 percent of fliers, but accounted for 41 percent of the trips taken.