American Airlines Sees Increase in June Traffic
American Airlines announced operational results for June 2014. The Fort Worth-based company operates both American Airlines and US Airways, and was formed by the merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways Group in December 2013.
The airline only released consolidated results and did not break down reporting between American Airlines and US Airways. June is the sixth full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the merger.
Consolidated system traffic for the carrier was 19.9 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 1% from 19.7 billion RPMs in June 2013. Consolidated capacity was 23.4 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a 3.2% increase from 22.6 billion ASMs last June.
Meanwhile, the airline’s consolidated load factor decreased by 1.9 percentage points, down to 85% from 86.9% in June 2013.
On the domestic side of operations, American improved year-over-year, with a 0.9% increase in domestic revenue passenger miles and a 1.6% increase in available seat miles. International RPMs also increased, by 0.7%, while international ASMs increased by 7%. Mainline RPMs were up 0.8% with a 3.6% increase in mainline ASMs, while regional RPMs increased by 2.2%, with a decrease of 0.2% in regional ASMs.
The airline said it predicts passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the second quarter to increase by between 5.5% and 6.5% over the same period last year.
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