My Account Menu

CAPA Login


Register to trial CAPA Membership!

Impressive PRASM performance for United, Continental, Southwest, JetBlue and US Airways

10-Jun-2010

Southwest Airlines, the star performer in improving its unit revenues in recent months, continued to report double-digit yield growth in May-2010, but was trumped by United Airlines and Continental Airlines, both of which reported 20%+ growth in the month. JetBlue Airways and US Airways also reported double-digit growth in the month. [2098 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:

Subheadings:

  • Ninth consecutive month of PRASM growth for Southwest
  • Double-digit PRASM increase for JetBlue 
  • AirTran seeing “significant” yield trends; cost advantage also exists
  • Improving yields part of the Allegiant story
  • United Airlines reports largest PRASM improvement in over two years; PRASM up compared to May-2008 levels
  • Continental Airlines’ yields improve - best PRASM performance since Dec-2008
  • US Airways remains “optimistic” about the “robust” revenue environment
  • Delta sees unit revenue momentum in 1Q2010
  • American Airlines reports single-digit unit revenue growth in 1Q2010
  • ATA reports double digit passenger revenue improvements in Apr-2010; industry recovery “gradually” 
  • US network carriers’ occupancy levels higher than their LCC counterparts 
  • IATA makes major reversal in 2010 financial forecasts; now expects USD1.9 billion profit for US carriers
  • Improved outlook for 2010 after a devastating 2009

Graphs and data:

  • US airline unit revenue highlights: May-2010
  • US airline unit revenue highlights: 1Q2010 
  • Southwest PRASM year-on-year increase: Jan-2009 to May-2010
  • JetBlue PRASM year-on-year increase: May-2007 to May-2010
  • JetBlue PRASM growth 12 month moving average: Apr-2008 to May-2010
  • United Airlines PRASM growth (%): Jan-2008 to May-2010
  • United Airlines consolidated PRASM developments: 1Q2008 to 4Q2009
  • Continental Airlines consolidated PRASM (US cents per ASM): Feb-2008 to May-2010
  • US Airways’ RASM and PRASM growth (%): Jan-2009 to May-2010
  • ATA yield growth: Feb-2008 to Apr-2010
  • ATA yield: 12 months moving average
  • US airlines domestic traffic highlights: May-2010
  • Select US airline load factor (%) and load factor growth (ppts): May-2010
  • North American carriers’ domestic passenger capacity growth (% change year-on-year): May-2010
  • IATA global and North American outlook for 2009 and 2010: Previous forecasts (Dec-2009 and Mar-2010) and current forecast (Jun-2010) 
Please login to continue reading or find out more about CAPA Membership below.
This content is exclusively for CAPA Membership Subscribers

CAPA Membership gives you the latest aviation news and alerts, access to CAPA articles, reports, and our leading aviation data with optional premium add-ons.