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% of all airline trips were for business purposes. In 2015, 88% of all flyers took at least one airline trip for leisure purposes. The demographics of US air travelers have changed as well. ”From the time of air travel being dominated by the affluent and business travelers, today’s travelers are more in line with the overall US population,” A4A said. “Younger people and people with household incomes of $50,000 or less are more likely to travel today than they were 18 years ago. Further, more than half of all fliers in 2015 came from households with less than $75,000 in income,” A4A SVP-communication Jean Medina said. “Two-thirds of consumers told us they prefer à la carte pricing, which allows them to only pay for goods and services they want.” Get the full story at Air Transport World Read also "Think airline passengers are unhappy with the service? Think again" at The Street