Airline Operating Performance

United Airlines Reports 47% Increase in Q1 Profit

United Airlines Reports 47% Increase in Q1 Profit

United Airlines announced financial results for the first quarter of 2018.
The Chicago-based airline said its net income rose by 47% to $147 million from $99 million in the same period in 2017.
The airline’s CEO, Oscar Munoz, noted that it had achieved higher numbers “despite four nor’easters and other weather disruptions.”
Revenue for the quarter was $9.03 billion, a 7.2% increase over Q1 2017.
The airline’s consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, …

Fraport Reports Increase in Passenger Traffic for March

Fraport Reports Increase in Passenger Traffic for March

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for March 2018.
Passenger traffic was approximately 5.55 million passengers for the month, a 13.2% increase from March 2017.
Frankfurt Airport also reported a 1.7% year-over-year decrease in cargo tonnage for March, with 201,965 metric tons of cargo passing through the facility.
In addition, Fraport said the number of aircraft movements for the month increased by 8.6% year-over-year to 41,204 takeoffs and landings. …

Alaska Air Sees Traffic and Capacity Increase in March

Alaska Air Sees Traffic and Capacity Increase in March

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for March 2018. The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, and a drop in load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 6.5% year-over-year, up to 3.92 billion RPMs compared to 3.73 billion in March of 2017.
Capacity was 5.48 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 7.2% from …

JetBlue Reports Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for March

JetBlue Reports Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for March

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for March 2018. 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 was 4.38 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 7.3% from 4.08 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased by 3.3% to 4.92 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.76 billion ASMs …

Hawaiian Sees Record Passenger Traffic in March

Hawaiian Sees Record Passenger Traffic in March

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for March 2018.
The airline reported that it carried over 1.02 passengers in March, a record for the month and an 8% increase over the same period in 2017.
Traffic for the Honolulu-based carrier during the month was 1.47 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 8.6% from 1.32 billion RPMs in March 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 6.7% to …

United Airlines Reports Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Were Up in March

United Airlines Reports Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Were Up in March

United Airlines announced operational results for March 2018. The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, as was its load factor.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of March was 18.76 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.5% from 17.61 billion RPMs in March 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 3.8% to 22.47 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

Aeromexico Notes Jump in Traffic and Capacity for March

Aeromexico Notes Jump in Traffic and Capacity for March

Aeromexico announced operational results for March 2018. The Mexico City-based carrier saw a significant increase in traffic and capacity as well as load factor.
The airline’s total passenger traffic for the month was 3.53 billion revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs, an increase of 15.3% from 3.06 billion RPKs in the same month last year. On the domestic side of operations, the carrier reported a 1.5% increase from last March, while on …