American Sees Record September Operational Results
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 18.1 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, up 7.2% from 16.9 billion in the same period last year. Consolidated capacity was 21.9 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a 3.7% increase from 21.1 billion the previous September.
The carrier’s consolidated load factor was 82.7%, up 2.7 percentage points from 80% in September 2014.
Traffic, capacity, and load factor were all the highest the airline has ever reported for the month of September.
The carrier said it expects consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, for the third quarter of this year to be down by approximately 6% to 8% year-over-year.
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 2015 is the 21st full month following the merger in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella. US Airways will be officially shuttered on October 17, 2015.
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