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US BTS reports 1.8% rise in systemwide pax traffic in Aug-2010

15-Nov-2010 2:11 PM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (12-Nov-2010) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Aug-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 66.2 million, +1.8% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +2.9%;
  • Capacity (ASMs): +2.4%;
  • Load factor: 85.3%, +0.4 ppt.

According to BTS, Delta remained the largest US airline, by total scheduled system enplanements in Aug-2010. The top 10 airlines are as follows:

  • Delta: 10.4 million, +65.1%;
  • Southwest: 9.5 million, +6.9%;
  • American: 7.7 million, -0.1%;
  • United: 5.1 million, -5.1%;
  • US Airways: 4.6 million, +2.1%;
  • Continental: 4.0 million, -5%;
  • JetBlue: 2.3 million, +6.8%;
  • AirTran: 2.3 million, -1.3%;
  • SkyWest: 2.2 million, +12.8%;
  • Alaska: 1.6 million, +6.8%. [more]