American Sees Decrease in March Traffic
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 18.4 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 0.6% from 18.5 billion in the same period last year. Consolidated capacity was 22.41 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a slight 0.9% drop from 22.62 billion.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was 82.1%, an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 81.8% in March 2014.
The airline said it expects consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for March to be down by approximately 1% to 3%.
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. March 2015 is the 15th full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the merger.
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