Airline Operating and Financial Reports

Hawaiian Airlines Reports Increase in March Traffic and Load Factor

Hawaiian Airlines Reports Increase in March Traffic and Load Factor

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for March 2017.
The carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 1.32 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a 7.2% increase from 1.23 billion RPMs in March 2016.
Capacity, measured in ASMs, or available seat miles, was 1.55 billion, a 4.5% increase from 1.49 billion last year.
The carrier’s load factor for the month of March was 85%, 2.1 percentage points higher than 82.9% last March.
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Alaska Air Sees March Traffic Increase While Load Factor Drops Slightly

Alaska Air Sees March Traffic Increase While Load Factor Drops Slightly

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for March 2017.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 5.5% year-over-year, up to 4.37 billion RPMs from 4.1 billion in March of 2016.
Capacity was 5.12 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.7% from 4.8 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 85.4%, a 0.2 percentage point decrease from March of 2016’s …

Southwest Sees Drop in Unit Revenue, Load Factor for March

Southwest Sees Drop in Unit Revenue, Load Factor for March

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for March 2017.
The carrier’s total system traffic was 11.3 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 3.9% from 10.9 billion RPMs in March 2015.
The airline reported a total system capacity of 13.4 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 4.5% from 12.9 billion the previous March.
Meanwhile, Southwest had a load factor of 84.1% for the month, a 0.5 percentage point decrease from …

Delta Sees Traffic, Prasm Increase for March

Delta Sees Traffic, Prasm Increase for March

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for March 2017.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 18.17 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.3% from 17.76 billion in March 2016.  Domestic traffic rose 3.6% to 11.72 billion RPMs from 11.31 billion last year, while international traffic dropped to 6.44 billion RPMs, a 0.1% decrease from 6.45 billion RPMs last March.
Total system-wide capacity for the …

JetBlue Sees Slight Traffic Increase but Drop in Load Factor in February

JetBlue Sees Slight Traffic Increase but Drop in Load Factor in February

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for February 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic, capacity, and load factor were all up for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic for the month was 3.457 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 0.1% from 3.454 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
The carrier’s capacity also increased, up 0.7% to 4.183 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, …

United Airlines Sees Slight Decline in Traffic and Capacity, Announces Management Job Cuts

United Airlines Sees Slight Decline in Traffic and Capacity, Announces Management Job Cuts

United Airlines announced operational results for February 2017 as well as plans to reduce some management positions.
The Chicago-based carrier consolidated traffic and capacity were both down year-over-year. Its load factor also declined slightly.
Total traffic for the airline during the month of February was 13.95 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, down 0.8% from last year’s 14.06 billion. Total capacity decreased 0.4% year over year, down to 18.19 billion ASMs, or …

Delta Sees Decline in February Traffic, Prasm Remains Flat

Delta Sees Decline in February Traffic, Prasm Remains Flat

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for February 2017.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 14.14 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decrease of 1.7% from 14.38 billion in February 2016.  Domestic traffic dropped 0.1% to 9.05 billion RPMs from 9.06 billion last year, while international traffic dropped to 5.09 billion RPMs, a 4.4% decrease from 5.32 billion RPMs last February.
Total system-wide capacity for the …