15-Jan-2010 12:34 PM

US airlines report 1.4% fall in Oct-2009 system pax

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (14-Jan-2010) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Oct-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 59.7 million, -1.4% year-on-year;
  • Load factor: 79.1%, +3.0 ppts;
  • Flights: 821,400, -4.5%;
  • Flight stage length: 702.4 miles, +0.7%.

According to BTS, Southwest Airlines remained the largest US airline, by total scheduled system enplanements in Oct-2009. The top ten airlines are as follows: