Airline and Hotel Operating and Financial Reports

United Airlines Projects New Period of Growth as Q4 Profit Jumps

United Airlines Projects New Period of Growth as Q4 Profit Jumps

United Airlines will grow capacity at an accelerated rate through the end of the decade, as it plays catch-up with its two largest competitors.
After the closing bell, the nation’s number 3 airline by traffic said Q4 net income rose 46% on a modest increase in revenue.
The airline plans to increase overall system capacity by 4% to 6% for three years starting in 2018, the airline’s president, Scott Kirby, said at …

United Sees Capacity Increase in December

United Sees Capacity Increase in December

United Airlines announced operational results for December 2017.
Traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of December was 18 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 2.7% from 17.6 billion RPMs in December 2016. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 3.7% to 22 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 21.2 billion ASMs last December.
Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor was 82.3%, a 0.8 percentage point …

JetBlue Reports Drop in Load Factor for December

JetBlue Reports Drop in Load Factor for December

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for December 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up, while its load factor fell for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 4.08 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.7% from 3.97 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also rose, increasing 4.4% to 4.93 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.72 …

Delta Traffic, Load Factor Down in December

Delta Traffic, Load Factor Down in December

Delta Air Lines announced operational results for December 2017.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 16.73 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year decrease of 0.4% from 16.8 billion in December 2016.  Domestic traffic stayed even, at 10.63 billion RPMs, while international traffic decreased to 6.1 billion RPMs, a 1.1% drop from 6.12 billion RPMs the previous December.
Total system-wide capacity for the month rose to 19.87 …

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for November

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for November

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for November 2017. Echoing its October 2017 results, 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 9.2% year-over-year, up to 4.39 billion RPMs compared to 4.02 billion in November of 2016.
Capacity was 5.22 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a …

JetBlue Reports Decrease in Load Factor

JetBlue Reports Decrease in Load Factor

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for November 2017. The carrier said that its total traffic and capacity were up, while its load factor decreased for the month.
The New York-based airline’s passenger traffic was 3.74 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.8% from 3.64 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
JetBlue’s capacity also rose, increasing 4.3% to 4.44 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.26 …

United Airlines Saw Increase in Traffic and Capacity in November

United Airlines Saw Increase in Traffic and Capacity in November

United Airlines announced operational results for November 2017.
Traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of November was 17 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 5.1% from 16.2 billion RPMs in November 2016. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.1% as well, to 20.8 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 19.8 billion ASMs last November.
Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor remained unchanged at 81.8%. …