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Fastest Growing U.S. Destinations by Origin Airport

Travel company Upgraded Points recently revealed its newest study showcasing the most popular flight destinations…

  • October 2, 2019

Travel company Upgraded Points recently revealed its newest study showcasing the most popular flight destinations flown to in the United States.

Based on industry data from last year, Upgraded Points analyzed and compiled the information from the busiest airports that serve as origin points, then couched that information into an interactive map and chart for ease of viewing.

Upgraded Points is a regular source for such airline data studies, as well as tips and advice for travelers.

Some destinations explored in the study, including the number of passengers passing through each airport, revealed:

  • Seattle(SEA): Nearly 50 million passengers.
  • Detroit(DTW): Over 35 million passengers.
  • Houston(IAH): Almost 44 million passengers.
  • Boston(BOS): Just over 40 million passengers.
  • San Francisco(SFO): Nearly 58 million passengers.

California ranked high in overall popularity, with 9 of the original 20 origin airports having Golden State airports as part of their top-five fastest growing destinations.

Many percentages of growth exceeded 100 percent in just one year. For instance: Passengers traveling from Atlanta (ATL) to Ontario, Canada (ONT) grew 106 percent, while those traveling from Chicago (ORD) to Burbank (BUR) increased by a striking 1,164 percent.

And those traveling from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to San Antonio (SAT) netted a 1,635 percent increase.

Other origin points offered different data. For example, Denver (DEN) saw a 714 percent increase in travelers heading to Cody, Wyoming (COD).

Fastest-Growing Destinations Based on Origin Points

Although multiple airports are experiencing growth in traffic for a variety of reasons, there are a few destinations that stand out. These include:

  1. Richmond, Virginia
  2. Jacksonville, Florida
  3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  4. San Antonio, California

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