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US BTS reports 5.6% rise in systemwide pax traffic in Oct-2010

14-Jan-2011 12:13 PM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (13-Jan-2011) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Oct-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 62.1 million, +5.6% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +7.7%;
  • Capacity (ASMs): +6.5%;
  • Load factor: 83.1%, +1.0 ppts;

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

  • Delta: 9.7 million, +68.5% year-on-year;
  • Southwest: 9.4 million, +6.6%;
  • American: 7.3 million, +2.4%;
  • United: 4.7 million, stable;
  • US Airways: 4.5 million, +7%;
  • Continental: 3.6 million, +2.2%:
  • Skywest: 2.1 million, +9.8%;
  • AirTran: 2.1 million, +3.8%;
  • JetBlue: 2.0 million, +16.4%;
  • American Eagle: 1.5 million, +2.6%. [more]