Airline Operating and Financial Reports

Virgin America Reports Slight Increase in March Traffic

Virgin America Reports Slight Increase in March Traffic

Virgin America announced operational results for March 2014.
System traffic for the airline in March was 813 million revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 2.2% increase from 795 million for the same period last year.
Virgin America’s capacity for March also increased 2.7% to 967 million available seat miles, or ASMs, from 942 million for the same period last year.
The airline’s load factor for the month was 84%, down 0.4 percentage points …

Southwest Airlines Traffic Up for March

Southwest Airlines Traffic Up for March

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for March 2014. The airline’s system traffic, capacity, and load factor all increased from the same period of last year.
System traffic for March 2014 was 9.6 billion revenue passenger miles, up 1.6% from 9.4 billion revenue passenger miles in March 2013.
The airline’s capacity also increased by 0.8% to 11.6 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 11.5 billion last year.
Southwest’s load factor was 82.7%, an …

Aeromexico Reports Increase in March Traffic

Aeromexico Reports Increase in March Traffic

Aeromexico announced operating results for March 2014.  The Mexico City-based airline said that its total traffic for the month increased by 19.6% year-over-year, while its total capacity increased by 10.5%.
On the domestic side of operations, the airline saw 861 million revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs, in system traffic, up from March of 2013’s 699 million RPKs, a 23.1% increase.  In international markets, Aeromexico experienced a 17.6% increase in system traffic, …

SkyWest Traffic Up for March

SkyWest Traffic Up for March

SkyWest announced operational results for March 2014.
Total system traffic was 2.794 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, an increase of 2.1% from 2.736 billion in March 2013.
SkyWest also reported a load factor of 83.3%, an increase of 2.1 percentage points from last year’s 81.2%.
Meanwhile, SkyWest’s capacity decreased by 0.5% to 3.352 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 3.368 billion last year.
SkyWest reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, and …

Alaska Airlines Reports March Traffic Up, Load Factor Down

Alaska Airlines Reports March Traffic Up, Load Factor Down

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for March 2014 for Alaska Airlines as well as for Horizon Air.
Alaska Airlines reported 2.690 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, for March, a 4.6% increase from 2.570 billion in March 2013.  Horizon Air reported 234 million ASMs, a 2.6% increase over last year’s 228 million. Combined, the two airlines had 2.994 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.4%.
Alaska Airlines’ system traffic, expressed in …

Delta Traffic Up for March

Delta Traffic Up for March

Delta Air Lines announced operating results for March 2014.  The Atlanta-based airline said that its total traffic for the month increased by 3.9% year-over-year, while its total capacity increased by 3.2%.
System traffic on the domestic side of operations increased to 10.5 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 4.1% year-over-year increase.  In international markets, system traffic was up by 3.6% to 6.5 billion RPMs from 6.3 billion in March 2013.
The …

JetBlue Reports Moderate Rise in February Traffic

JetBlue Reports Moderate Rise in February Traffic

JetBlue announced operational results for February 2014. System traffic for the airline was 2.64 billion revenue passenger miles or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.2%, while the carrier had a capacity of 3.23 billion available seat miles or ASMs, an increase of 6.3% from February 2013.
JetBlue’s load factor decreased by 0.8 percentage points year-over-year, to 81.6%.
Passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, , showed an increase of 7% year-over-year. …