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AirTran Airways continues to cut capacity as traffic slides further


AirTran Airways cut its May-2009 capacity (ASMs) by a further 9.6% year-on-year in May-2009, but it did not to offset the 11.1% decline in passenger traffic, resulting in 1.3 ppt reduction in load factor to 78.0%. [870 words]

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  • AirTran Airways capacity (ASMs) growth vs passenger traffic (RPMs) growth: Jun-2008 to May-2009
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