Saturday September 22, 2018

Traffic, loads up for U.S. airlines, but unit revenues were down in May

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National Air Traffic Controllers Association representative says staff shortage created “domino effect” yesterday at D/FW Airport

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Airlines group sues FAA to block air traffic control furloughs

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American Airlines cancels about 60 D/FW flights as Nemo disrupts airline traffic to and from the northeastern United States

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October 2012 traffic, capacity, load factors

With JetBlue Airways finally reporting its October operating numbers Thursday, all the major carriers have reported their results for last month. Some observations: – Traffic overall was down, but not as much as capacity. – Most carriers saw an increase in traffic, but several big airlines – American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines – […]

January traffic and capacity decline for Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways

The combined traffic of Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways declined 2.7 percent in January, on a 0.7 percent reduction in capacity compared to January 2011, Southwest said Tuesday. The percentage of seats filled declined 1.5 points to 74.3 percent. [CORRECTION: Above numbers have been corrected. Earlier figures were incorrect.] Southwest said that the passenger revenue […]

American Airlines says January loads increase as traffic goes up and capacity goes down

American Airlines said Monday that January traffic increased 1.4 percent despite a 2.1 percent decline in capacity. All numbers are in comparison to January 2011. American filled 78.5 percent of its seats in January, up 2.7 points from the same month in 2011. Here’s the breakdown by segment Region Traffic Capacity Load factor Change Domestic […]

U.S. airlines report 3 percent increase in 2011 passenger traffic

Our winners and losers in the 2011 traffic wars: • Among the big carriers, Alaska Airlines repoted an 11.0 percent increase in traffic. Hawaiian Air, a smaller carrier, showed a 17.0 percent increase. Two regionals, SkyWest and Pinnacle, showed even bigger increases, but we can attribute much of that to SkyWest’s full-year ownership of ExpressJet, […]

November 2011 traffic, capacity, load factors

For the industry, traffic was up a little (0.3 percent), capacity was down more (-1.3 percent) and loads were up nicely (1.5 percentage points) last month. The increased load factors help explain why unit revenues (revenues per available seat mile) showed healthy increased in November. Here are the numbers from November, with traffic in thousands […]

October traffic, capacity, load factors

Traffic = revenue passenger miles, in thousands Capacity = available seat miles, in thousands Load factor = percentage of seats filled Traffic 2011 2010 Change Alaska 1,793,000 1,691,000 6.0% Allegiant 375,114 352,256 6.5% American 10,653,060 10,768,521 -1.1% American Eagle 854,696 804,509 6.2% Delta 13862081 14508525 -4.5% Frontier 1,039,537 1,019,963 1.9% Great Lakes 13,842 14,224 -2.7% […]