American Traffic, Load Factor Down for April
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 18.06 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 0.3% from 18.11 billion in the same period last year. Consolidated capacity was 22.13 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a 1.3% increase from 21.84 billion.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was 81.6%, down 1.3 percentage points from 82.9% in April 2014.
The airline said it expects consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the second quarter of the year to be down by approximately 4% to 6%.
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. April 2015 is the 16th full month following the merger in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella.
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