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US BTS reports 1% drop in passenger numbers in Sep-2012, load factor stable

21-Dec-2012 12:57 PM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (20-Dec-2012) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Sep-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 57.4 million, -1.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): -0.4%;
  • Capacity (ASMs): -0.1%;
  • Passenger load factor: 81.5%, -0.4 ppt. [more – original PR]