American Airlines Group September Traffic, Load Factor Down
American Airlines Group announced operational results for September 2013.
The Fort Worth-based airline said that its traffic in September was down 0.2% from September 2013, while capacity was up 1.6%.
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 16.86 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 0.2% from 16.89 billion last year. Consolidated capacity was 21.07 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.6%.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was 80%, a decrease of 1.5 percentage points from 81.5% in September 2013.
The airline said it expects consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the third quarter to increase by approximately 0.5% to 1.5% versus the same period in 2013.
American reported that traffic in the Pacific region increased 6.7%, while the Atlantic and Latin America regions posted declines of 7.2% and 3.4%, respectively.
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 company only released consolidated results and did not break down reporting between American Airlines and US Airways. September is the ninth full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the merger.
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