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Domestic US capacity contracts sharply in Jan-09, as US economy sheds jobs


Capacity growth among North American carriers fell considerably in Jan-09 year-on-year, reflecting the recession-ridden US economy, with only Canada’s WestJet and Las-Vegas based Allegiant Air reporting capacity growth (ASMs) in the month. [807 words]

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  • WestJet fastest growing carrier in Jan-09; most other carriers reign in growth
  • 2008 domestic yield improves on capacity reductions; but yield slips into negative territory in Dec-08
  • Jan-09 load factors fall below 80% in North American domestic operations
  • Allegiant reports highest and most improved domestic US load factor again in Jan-09; Southwest once again the lowest
  • Transitioning to new capacity levels

Graphs and data:

  • Year-on-year North American carrier's domestic passenger capacity growth (% change year-on-year): Jan-09
  • Select American traffic (RPMs) and traffic (RPM) growth: Jan-09
  • North American LCC capacity growth plans for 2009: Feb-09
  • US Airlines traffic growth (% year-on-year) and yield growth (% year-on-year) by region in 2008
  • US Airlines passenger numbers growth (% year-on-year) and yield growth (% year-on-year) on Domestic services: Jan-08 to Dec-08
  • Selected North American airlines' load factors (%) and load factor growth (year-on-year change): Jan-09
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