U.S. Airlines Set Record in 2014 for Load Factor and International Travel

By Paul Riegler on 14 March 2015
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DSC_0607The year 2014 was a banner one for U.S. airlines, according to figures released by the Department of Transportation on Thursday.

The agency’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said that the load factor for all U.S. airlines covering both domestic and international flights in 2014 was 83.4%, a 0.3 percentage point increase over the prior year.

An airline’s load factor represents the percentage of seats filled on a flight.

Total traffic, as measured in RPMs or revenue passenger miles, also hit an all-time high while capacity, measured in ASMs or available seat miles, increased from 2013 but remained below the all-time high set in 2007.

In addition, the agency reported that 662 million passengers flew on domestic flights, the highest figure since 2007, and over 98 million passengers flew on U.S. airlines to international destinations.

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