Airline Operating Performance

Air Canada Reports Record Revenue But Lower Profit for 2017

Air Canada Reports Record Revenue But Lower Profit for 2017

Air Canada announced financial results for the year 2017.
The carrier reported a net income of $1.142 billion, down from $1.147 billion in 2016.
Operating revenue for the period was $16.252 billion, a record for the airline, up from its 2016 figure of $14.677 billion.
Air Canada saw 19.936 million RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, for 2017, up 9.9% from 17.643 billion in 2016. The carrier’s capacity for the year was 24.191 billion …

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase But Lower Load Factor for January

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase But Lower Load Factor for January

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for January 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 3.5% year-over-year, up to 3.97 billion RPMs compared to 3.83 billion in January of 2017.
Capacity was 5.23 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 6.6% from …

Fraport Sees Passenger Increase for January

Fraport Sees Passenger Increase for January

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for January 2018.
Passenger traffic was approximately 4.55 million passengers for the month, a 7.6% increase from January 2017.
Frankfurt Airport also reported a 1.3% year-over-year increase in cargo tonnage for August, with 170,686 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 36,816 takeoffs and landing.
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JetBlue Airways January Traffic, Load Factor Down

JetBlue Airways January Traffic, Load Factor Down

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for January 2018. The carrier said that its total traffic and load factor were down, while its capacity increased slightly for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 3.80 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decline of 1.7% from 3.86 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity inched up slightly, increasing 0.1% to 4.639 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, …

United Airlines Reports ‘Record Breaking’ January

United Airlines Reports ‘Record Breaking’ January

United Airlines announced operational results for January 2018, calling it a “record breaking” month.
Traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of January was 16.3 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.8% from 16.04 billion RPMs in January 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.1% as well, to 20.62 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 19.97 billion ASMs in the same period …

Southwest Sees January Traffic Increase

Southwest Sees January Traffic Increase

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for January 2018. The carrier reported an increase in its traffic, capacity, and load factor.
The airline’s total system traffic was 9.73 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 4% from 9.35 billion RPMs in January 2017.
The carrier reported a total system capacity of 12.5 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 1.9% from 12.27 billion the previous January.
Meanwhile, Southwest’s load factor for …

Hawaiian Reports Modest Increase in Load Factor and Traffic for January 2018

Hawaiian Reports Modest Increase in Load Factor and Traffic for January 2018

Hawaiian Airlines announced operational results for January 2018.
The carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 1.37 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a 2.3% increase from 1.33 billion RPMs in January 2017.
Capacity, measured in ASMs, or available seat miles, was 1.63 billion, a 2.3% increase from 1.59 billion last year.
The carrier’s load factor for the month of January was 84.1%, 0.2 percentage points higher than 83.9% last January.
The airline also …