Airline Operating Performance

WestJet Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for November

WestJet Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for November

WestJet Airlines announced operational results for November 2018.
Passenger load factor for the Calgary-based airline for November was 81%, a year-over-year decrease of 1.4 percentage points from 82.4% in November 2017.
Passenger traffic in November was 2.13 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.1% from 2.07 billion RPMs in the same period last year. Capacity also rose by 4.9% year-over-year, up to 2.63 billion available seat miles, or …

Southwest Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity, Slight Drop in Load Factor, for November

Southwest Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity, Slight Drop in Load Factor, for November

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for November 2018.
The carrier reported an increase in capacity and traffic, while its load factor was down. In addition, it carried 11.6 million passengers in November, a 2.2% increase over the same period in the prior year.
The airline’s total system traffic was 11.3 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 4.9% from 10.8 billion RPMs in November 2017. The company reported a …

Hawaiian Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic for November

Hawaiian Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic for November

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for November 2018.
The airline reported that it carried over 937,000 passengers in November, a .08 percentage decline from the same period in 2017.
Traffic for the Honolulu-based carrier during the month was 1.37 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 2.8% from 1.33 billion RPMs in November 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5% to 1.62 billion ASMs, or available …

JetBlue Reports Higher Traffic and Capacity Figures for October

JetBlue Reports Higher Traffic and Capacity Figures for October

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for October 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 4.06 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 9.5% from 3.7 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased by 8.9% to 4.9 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.5 billion ASMs …

United Airlines Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Up for October

United Airlines Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Up for October

United Airlines announced operational results for October 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 October was 19.41 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 7.5% from 18.05 billion RPMs in October 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.9% to 23.58 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

Hawaiian Airlines Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for October

Hawaiian Airlines Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for October

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for October 2018.
The airline reported that it carried over 971,000 passengers in October, a record for the month and a 0.5% increase over the same period in 2017.
Traffic for the Honolulu-based carrier during the month was 1.46 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 3.6% from 1.41 billion RPMs in October 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 6.3% to …

Southwest Sees Increase in Traffic and Capacity for October

Southwest Sees Increase in Traffic and Capacity for October

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for October 2018.
The carrier reported an increase in capacity and traffic, while its load factor was down.
The airline’s total system traffic was 11.3 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 6% from 10.7 billion RPMs in October 2017. The company reported a total system capacity of 13.4 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 7.7% from 12.4 billion the previous October.
Meanwhile, Southwest’s …