Airline and Hotel Operating and Financial Reports

Aeromexico Sees Increase in March Traffic, Capacity

Aeromexico Sees Increase in March Traffic, Capacity

Aeromexico announced operational results for March 2015.  The Mexico City-based carrier saw a significant increase in both traffic and capacity, although it experienced a slight drop in load factor.
The airline’s total passenger traffic for the month was 2.604 billion revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs, an increase of 13.8% from 2.289 billion RPKs in the same month last year.  In domestic traffic, the carrier saw a 5.2% increase to 906 million …

Delta Sees Increase in March Traffic

Delta Sees Increase in March Traffic

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for March 2014.
The Atlanta-based carrier’s total system traffic for the month was 17.55 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 2.5%, up from 17.12 billion in March 2014.  Domestic traffic rose 3.7%, up to 10.9 billion RPMs from 10.52 billion last year, while international traffic rose 0.7% to 6.64 billion RPMs, up from 6.6 billion during the same period of 2014.
Total …

U.S. Airlines Set Record in 2014 for Load Factor and International Travel

U.S. Airlines Set Record in 2014 for Load Factor and International Travel

The year 2014 was a banner one for U.S. airlines, according to figures released by the Department of Transportation on Thursday.
The agency’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said that the load factor for all U.S. airlines covering both domestic and international flights in 2014 was 83.4%, a 0.3 percentage point increase over the prior year.
An airline’s load factor represents the percentage of seats filled on a flight.
Total traffic, as measured in …

United Airlines February Figures Largely Unchanged

United Airlines February Figures Largely Unchanged

United Airlines announced operational results for February 2015.  Both the carrier’s consolidated traffic and consolidated capacity for the month were up slightly year-over-year, while its load factor decreased marginally.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of February was 13.692 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 0.6% from 13.688 billion RPMs in February 2014.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month was down 0.4%, however, to …

JetBlue Traffic Up 10% in February

JetBlue Traffic Up 10% in February

JetBlue Airways announced operational results for February 2015.  The carrier’s traffic and capacity both increased, as did its passenger load factor.
JetBlue’s passenger traffic for the month was 2.9 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a year-over-year increase of 10% from 2.638 billion RPMs in February 2014.  Capacity for the month also rose by 7.4% year-over-year, up to 3.475 billion available seat miles, or ASMs from 3.234 billion ASMs last February.
The …

United Traffic and Capacity Up in January

United Traffic and Capacity Up in January

United Airlines announced operational results for January 2015.  Both the carrier’s consolidated traffic and consolidated capacity for the month were up slightly year-over-year, while its load factor decreased marginally.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of January was 15.401 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.1% from 15.228 billion RPMs in January 2014.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month also increased by similar margins, …

Southwest Sees Increase in January Traffic

Southwest Sees Increase in January Traffic

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for January 2015.
The carrier’s total system traffic was 8.048 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 8.6% from 7.413 billion RPMs in January 2014.  The airline had a total system capacity of 10.709 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 10.2% from 9.721 billion last January.
Meanwhile, passenger load factor was down, dropping 1.2 percentage points to 75.1% from 76.3% last January.
Southwest also …