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US BTS reports 1.4% rise in system passenger numbers in Apr-2011

15-Jul-2011 12:30 PM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (14-Jul-2011) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Apr-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 60.5 million, +1.4% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +4.2%;
  • Capacity (ASMs): +5.4%;
  • Load factor: 80.7%, -0.9 ppt;

According to BTS, Delta was the largest US airline, by total scheduled system enplanements in Apr-2011. The top ten airlines are as follows:

  • Delta: 9.4 million, +3.6% year-on-year;
  • Southwest: 9.2 million, +3.5%;
  • American: 7.1 million, -0.4%;
  • US Airways: 4.4 million, +1.6%;
  • United: 4.1 million, -6.3%;
  • Continental: 3.8 million, +5.9%;
  • JetBlue: 2.2 million, +7.4%;
  • AirTran: 2.1 million, +2.5%;
  • Skywest: 1.9 million, -1.5%;
  • Alaska: 1.5 million, +12.7%. [more]