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US BTS reports 1% rise in pax numbers in Mar-2013, load factor up

21-Jun-2013 12:40 PM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (20-Jun-2013) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines:

  • Mar-2013:
    • Passenger numbers: 65.1 million, +1.0% year-on-year’
    • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +1.9%;
    • Capacity (ASMs): +0.4%;
    • Passenger load factor: 84.3%, +1.3 ppts;
  • 3 months ended Mar-2013:
    • Passenger numbers: 172.9 million, +0.5%;
    • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +1.5%;
    • Capacity (ASMs): -0.6%;
    • Passenger load factor: 80.9%, +1.7 ppts. [more – original PR]