American Airlines Reports Increase in July Traffic
American Airlines announced operational results for July 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. July is the seventh full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the merger.
Consolidated system traffic for the carrier was 20.775 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.1% from 20.548 billion RPMs in July 2013. Consolidated capacity was 24.399 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a 3.1% increase from 23.662 billion last year.
Meanwhile, the airline’s consolidated load factor decreased by 1.7 percentage points, down to 85.1% from 86.8% in July 2013.
American showed improvement on the domestic side of operations, with a 1.7% increase in domestic revenue passenger miles and a 1.8% increase in domestic available seat miles. Meanwhile, international RPMs decreased by 0.6% while international ASMs increased by 5.9%. Mainline RPMs increased by 0.8% and mainline ASMs increased by 3.4%, while regional RPMs increased by 4.3% and regional ASMs increased by 0.6%.
The airline said it predicts passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the third quarter to increase by between 1% and 3% over the same period last year.
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