Airline and Hotel Operating and Financial Reports

United Sees Drop in Load Factor for October

United Sees Drop in Load Factor for October

United Airlines announced operational results for October 2016. The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, while its load factor decreased for the month.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of October was 17.753 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 0.6% from 17.646 billion RPMs in October 2015.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 1.8%, to 21.536 billion ASMs, or available …

Alaska Air Group Sees Traffic Increase for October

Alaska Air Group Sees Traffic Increase for October

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for October 2016.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles or RPMs, increased by 5.5% year-over-year, up to 2.91 billion RPMs from 2.76 billion in October of 2015.
Capacity was 3.45 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.2% from 3.35 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 84.2%, a 1.9 percentage points increase from October 2015’s load factor of 82.3%.
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JetBlue Sees July Traffic, Capacity Increase

JetBlue Sees July Traffic, Capacity Increase

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for the month of July 2016.
The New York-based airline reported that its July traffic rose by 6.6% to 4.26% billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, from 4 billion in July 2015
JetBlue’s capacity increased 5.5% to 4.8 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, from 4.6 billion in July of last year.
The carrier said that its load factor for July was up 0.8 percentage points to 87.8% …

United Airlines Announces Modest Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for July

United Airlines Announces Modest Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for July

United Airlines announced operational results for July 2016. The carrier’s consolidated traffic, capacity, and load factor were all up year-over-year for the month.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of July was 20.709 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.2% from 20.462 billion RPMs in July 2015.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 0.5%, to 23.761 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, …

JetBlue Sees Increase in Q2 Profit as Fuel Costs Continue to Drop

JetBlue Sees Increase in Q2 Profit as Fuel Costs Continue to Drop

JetBlue Airways announced financial results for the second quarter of 2016.
The New York-based airline reported $180 million in profit, an 18.5% increase compared to $152 million in the second quarter of 2015 as oil prices stayed low.
JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes called it “another great quarter.”
Revenue for the quarter was $1.6 billion, while passenger revenue per available seat mile, or Prasm, decreased by 10.5% year-over-year for the second quarter, down to …

Alaska Reports Traffic Increase for June

Alaska Reports Traffic Increase for June

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for month of June 2016.
On a combined basis, the airline reported a 10.9% increase in traffic on an 11.7% increase in capacity compared to June 2015.
System-wide traffic rose to 3.24 billion revenue passenger miles or RPMs from 2.92 billion RPMs in the same period last year.
The airline said it flew 3.77 billion available seat miles or ASMs in June, an increase of 11.7% compared …

Frankfurt Airport Sees Decrease in Traffic and Aircraft Movements

Frankfurt Airport Sees Decrease in Traffic and Aircraft Movements

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for May 2016.
The airport’s passenger traffic for the month decreased 5.5% year-over-year. Fraport attributed the decline to “ongoing restraint in holiday travel,” especially to places in Turkey and along the Mediterranean coast of Northern Africa.
Aircraft movement at the airport was down, by 3.5%, to 41,181 takeoffs and landings.
The airport also reported a drop in maximum takeoff weight, with …