Airline Operating Performance

Alaska Air Traffic and Capacity Climb in July

Alaska Air Traffic and Capacity Climb in July

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for July 2018. The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, as well as in its load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 7.6% year-over-year, up to 5.24 billion RPMs compared to 4.86 billion in July of 2017.
Capacity was 5.97 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.8% …

JetBlue Reports Increase in Load Factor for July, As Traffic Growth Outpaces Capacity

JetBlue Reports Increase in Load Factor for July, As Traffic Growth Outpaces Capacity

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for July 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 4.76 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.2% from 4.48 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also increased by 4.1% to 5.35 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 5.14 billion ASMs …

United Airlines Reports Jump in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for July

United Airlines Reports Jump in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for July

United Airlines announced operational results for July 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 July was 23 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.9% from 21.51 billion RPMs in July 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 4% to 25.76 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from …

Southwest Sees Increase in July Traffic and Capacity, Drop in Load Factor

Southwest Sees Increase in July Traffic and Capacity, Drop in Load Factor

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for July 2018.
The carrier reported an increase in capacity and traffic, while its load factor fell slightly.
The airline’s total system traffic was 12.62 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 2.1% from 12.36 billion RPMs in July 2017. The company reported a total system capacity of 14.62 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 3.2% from 14.16 billion the previous July.
Meanwhile, Southwest’s …

Hawaiian Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for July

Hawaiian Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for July

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for July 2018.
The airline reported that it carried over 1.1 million passengers in July, a record for the month and a 3.2% increase over the same period in 2017.
Traffic for the Honolulu-based carrier during the month was 1.55 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 5.1% from 1.48 billion RPMs in July 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 6% …

Aeromexico Reports Record Number of Passengers for July

Aeromexico Reports Record Number of Passengers for July

Aeromexico announced operational results for July 2018. The Mexico City-based carrier saw a significant increase in traffic and capacity as well as a small increase in its load factor.
The airline’s total passenger traffic for the month was 4.17 billion revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs, an increase of 6.3% from 3.9 billion RPKs in the same month last year. On the domestic side of operations, the carrier reported 1.21 million RPKs, a …

Delta Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for July

Delta Reports Increase in Traffic and Capacity for July

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for July 2018.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 22.6 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a 4% increase from 21.3 billion RPMs in July 2017. Domestic traffic rose 6.2%, while international traffic fell by 1.8%.
Total system-wide capacity for the month rose to 25.51 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 24.66 billion ASMs, a 3.5% increase. The airline’s domestic capacity …