Airline Operating Performance

JetBlue Load Factor for August Drops

JetBlue Load Factor for August Drops

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for August 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up, while its load factor dropped.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.42 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 5% from 4.21 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased, up 5.4% to 5.08 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.82 billion ASMs in August …

Fraport Sees Passenger Traffic Increase in August

Fraport Sees Passenger Traffic Increase in August

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for the month of August.
Passenger traffic was approximately 6.3 million passengers for the month, a 5% increase from August 2016.
Frankfurt Airport also reported a 5.4% year-over-year increase in cargo tonnage for August, with 181,102 metric tons of cargo passing through the facility.
In addition, Fraport said the number of aircraft movements for the month increased by 2.7% year-over-year to 42,934 takeoffs …

United Sees Slight Drop in August Load Factor but Restores Houston Operations Ahead of Schedule

United Sees Slight Drop in August Load Factor but Restores Houston Operations Ahead of Schedule

United Airlines announced operational results for August 2017. The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, while its load factor dropped slightly after a month marked by operational challenges from Hurricane Harvey.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of August was 20.4 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 2.3% from 19.9 billion RPMs in August 2016. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was …

Southwest Sees Traffic Increase for August

Southwest Sees Traffic Increase for August

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for August 2017. The carrier reported an increase in its traffic, capacity, and load factor.
The airline’s total system traffic was 11.28 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 5.3% from 10.71 billion RPMs in August 2016.
The carrier reported a total system capacity of 13.28 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 4.9% from 12.67 billion the previous August.
Meanwhile, Southwest’s load factor for the …

Alaska July Capacity, Traffic, and Load Factor Inch Up

Alaska July Capacity, Traffic, and Load Factor Inch Up

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for July 2017.
The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, as well as load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 6.6% year-over-year, up to 4.86 billion RPMs 4.56 billion in July of 2016.
Capacity was 5.59 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.4% from 5.25 billion ASMs.
System-wide load …

Southwest Sees Bump in Traffic and Load Factor for July

Southwest Sees Bump in Traffic and Load Factor for July

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for July 2017.
The carrier reported an increase in its traffic, capacity, and load factor.
The airline’s total system traffic was 12.36 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 6% from 11.67 billion RPMs in July 2016.
The company reported a total system capacity of 14.16 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 5.5% from 13.42 billion the previous July.
Meanwhile, Southwest’s load factor for the …

United Airlines Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for July

United Airlines Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for July

United Airlines announced operational results for July 2017.
The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, while its load factor dropped slightly.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of July was 21.5 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 3.9% from 20.7 billion RPMs in July 2016. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 4.6% to 24.8 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …