American Sees Slight Increase in May Traffic, Drop in Load Factor
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 19.44 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, up 0.5% from 19.33 billion in the same period last year. Consolidated capacity was 23.74 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a 1.7% increase from 23.34 billion the previous May.
The carrier’s consolidated load factor was 81.9%, down 0.9 percentage points from 82.8% in May 2015.
The Fort Worth-based carrier said it anticipate a 6% to 8% decline in consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile for the 2016 second quarter.
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