Airline Operating Performance

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for May

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for May

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for May 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 7.4% year-over-year, up to 4.84 billion RPMs compared to 4.50 billion in May of 2017.
Capacity was 5.66 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 8.8% from …

JetBlue Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for May

JetBlue Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for May

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for May 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 4.34 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 8.9% from 3.98 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased by 7.6% to 5.06 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.70 billion ASMs …

Hawaiian Air Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for May

Hawaiian Air Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for May

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for May 2018.
The airline reported that it carried over 1.01 million passengers in May, a record for the month and a 4.7% increase over the same period in 2017.
Traffic for the Honolulu-based carrier during the month was 1.45 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 5.6% from 1.37 billion RPMs in May 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 6.5% …

United Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for May

United Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, Load Factor for May

United Airlines announced operational results for May 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 May was 19.73 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.7% from 18.5 billion RPMs in May 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 4.2% to 23.61 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

Aeromexico Reports Across the Board Increases in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor

Aeromexico Reports Across the Board Increases in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor

Aeromexico announced operational results for May 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 9.9% from 3.21billion RPKs in the same month last year. On the domestic side of operations, the carrier reported 1.05 million RPKs, a 0.9% increase from last year’s …

Southwest Reports Rise in Traffic and Capacity for May

Southwest Reports Rise in Traffic and Capacity for May

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for May 2018.
The Dallas-based carrier reported an increase in traffic and capacity and a slight drop in its load factor.
The airline’s total system traffic was 11.7 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 4.2% from 11.2 billion RPMs in May 2017.
The carrier reported a total system capacity of 13.8 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 5.2% from 13.2 billion the previous …

Delta Reports May Traffic Increase, But Decline in Load Factor

Delta Reports May Traffic Increase, But Decline in Load Factor

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for May 2018.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 19.69 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 2.9% increase from 19.14 billion RPMs in May 2017.  Domestic traffic rose 3.7%, from 11.78 billion RPMs to 12.31 billion RPMs, while international traffic increased to 7.48 billion RPMs, a 1.7% rise from 7.36 billion RPMs the previous May.
Total system-wide capacity for the month …