14-Nov-2012 12:47 PM

American Airlines pax numbers down 4% in Oct-2012, PRASM stable

American Airlines reports (08-Nov-2012) the following traffic highlights in Oct-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 8.8 million, -3.8% year-on-year;
  • Revenue passenger miles: -3.7%;
  • Passenger load factor: 82.3%, -0.3 ppt;
    • Domestic: 84%, -0.9 ppt;
    • International: 81.3%, +0.5 ppt;
    • Europe: 82.9%,+0.9 ppt;
    • Latin America: 79.5%, -1.2 ppts;
    • Asia Pacific: 82.8%, +4.9 ppts. [more – original PR]

American Airlines: “October's consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased an estimated 0.4 percent versus the same period last year. Absent the recent operational disruption that affected bookings for October travel, PRASM would have been approximately 3.1 percent higher than in October 2011. Separately, American Airlines and American Eagle cancelled more than 2000 flights as a result of Hurricane Sandy; however, the impact on PRASM was not significant.” Source: Company statement, 13-Nov-2012.