Airline and Hotel Operating and Financial Reports

American Airlines Reports Drop in Traffic for January, Raises Fuel-Cost Guidance

American Airlines Reports Drop in Traffic for January, Raises Fuel-Cost Guidance

American Airlines Group announced operational results for January 2015.
The Fort Worth-based carrier reported slightly lower traffic for January and also raised its fuel-cost guidance for its first quarter, citing the recent rise in fuel prices.
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 16.8 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 2.8% from 17.3 billion in the same period last year.  Consolidated capacity was 21.5 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a …

Southwest Reports 2014 Results

Southwest Reports 2014 Results

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for fourth quarter 2014, as well as for the year.
In the fourth quarter, the carrier’s traffic, measured in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased 4.3%, up to 26.77 billion RPMs from 25.65 billion RPMs in Q4 of 2013.  Capacity, measured in available seat miles, or ASMs, increased 2.4% to 32.65 billion ASMs, up from 31.89 billion ASMs the previous year.
Load factor for the airline went …

American Airlines Capacity, Load Factor Down in December

American Airlines Capacity, Load Factor Down in December

American Airlines Group announced operational results for December 2014.
The Fort Worth-based airline said that its consolidated system traffic was 18.07 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, a decrease of 0.4% from 18.15 billion in the same period last year.  Consolidated capacity was 22.47 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 3.7%.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was 80.4%, a decrease of 3.4 percentage points from 83.8% in December …

Delta Prasm Down 4.5% in December

Delta Prasm Down 4.5% in December

Delta Air Lines announced financial results for December 2014.
The Atlanta-based carrier said that its consolidated passenger unit revenue, or Prasm, for the period decreased by 4.5% compared to December 2013.
Delta, the third-largest U.S. airline by traffic, said that the decrease was attributable to the calendar placement of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, thereby shifting some travel into neighboring months.
Despite the decrease in consolidated passenger unit revenue, Delta reported strong operating …

United Reports Drop in November Traffic

United Reports Drop in November Traffic

United Airlines announced operational results for November 2014.  Both the carrier’s consolidated traffic and consolidated capacity for the month were down slightly year-over-year, while its load factor increased marginally.
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of November was 15.282 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a decrease of 0.3% from 15.336 billion RPMs in November 2013.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month also dropped by similar margins, …

Southwest Sees Increase in November Traffic

Southwest Sees Increase in November Traffic

Southwest Airlines announced operational results for November 2014.
The carrier’s total system traffic was 8.554 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a year-over-year increase of 6% from 8.066 billion RPMs in November 2013.  The carrier had a total system capacity of 10.675 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, up 4% from 10.264 billion last November.
Passenger load factor also increased, up 1.5 percentage points to 80.1% from 78.6% last November.
Southwest said that …

Aeromexico Traffic Up 6% in November

Aeromexico Traffic Up 6% in November

Aeromexico announced operational results for November 2014.  The carrier’s total passenger traffic, as well as it total capacity for the month, both increased by 5.6% year-over-year.
The Mexico City-based airline’s international operations saw the greatest improvement.  International traffic was 1.504 billion revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs, an increase of 10.2% from 1.365 billion RPKs in the same month last year.  Aeromexico’s domestic traffic, however, saw a decrease, down 1.6% to 876 …