Number of the Day: 33.4 million

January 30, 2012 | Number of The Day

A lot of people visit Newark every year — even if it is only to see the inside of an airport. Newark Liberty International Airport serviced 33 million paying passengers for the 12 months ending November 30, about one-third of them international passengers. Statistics provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey showed that 22 million passengers during that period were domestic, while 11.4 million were international.

Since the planes used for international flights are so much larger than those used for domestic travel, it makes sense that there were 297,830 domestic flights and 97,380 international flights.

And how did all those people get to the airport? More than 3 million took a private car, 900,000 took a taxi, almost 2 million took the Air Train, about 348,000 took a NJ Transit bus, and about 273,000 took an airport coach.