Encouraged by an expanding economy, employment gains, higher consumer confidence, surging household net worth, and persistently low fares, a higher number of Americans are planning to fly to their favorite spring destination.

This is especially true as the report from the U.S. airlines group, Airlines for America (A4A), shows that air travel is expected to reach an all-time high between Mar 1 and Apr 30. About 150.7 million passengers (2.47 million per day) would fly over this two-month period, up 4% from last year. In order to accommodate 94,000 additional daily passengers, U.S. airlines will likely increase the number of seats by 114,000 per day across their networks.

Huge travel demand should boost revenues and profitability for the airlines, thereby leading to skyrocketing share prices. Investors shouldn’t miss this opportunity and could tap this trend through ETFs and stocks that stand to profit big time from the upbeat spring travel trend.

U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS – Free Report)

This fund provides exposure to the global airline industry, including airline operators and manufacturers from all over the world, by tracking the U.S. Global Jets Index. In total, the product holds 34 securities that are heavily concentrated on the top four firms with at least 11% allocation each. Other firms hold less than 4.4% share. The fund has gathered $104.9 million in its asset base while sees a moderate trading volume of nearly 49,000 shares a day. It charges investors 60 bps in annual fees and has a Zacks ETF Rank #2 (Buy) with a High risk outlook .

iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Fund (IYT – Free Report)

While this ETF provides exposure to the broad transportation sector by tracking the Dow Jones Transportation Average Index, airlines account for one-fourth of the portfolio. The fund holds a small basket of 20 stocks with heavy concentration and dominance in the top firm. It has accumulated $847.6 million in its asset base while sees a good trading volume of around 235,000 shares a day. It charges 44 bps in fees and expenses and has a Zacks ETF Rank #3 (Hold) with a High risk outlook.

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