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19-Oct-2009 1:54 PM

US airlines report 3% fall in Jul-2009 pax

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (16-Oct-2009) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Jul-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 68.1 million, -3.4% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): -3.3%;
  • Capacity (ASMs): -5.9%;
  • Load factor: 86.4%, +2.3 ppts;
  • Flights: 866,500, -6.3%;
  • Average flight stage length: 724.3 miles, -0.7%.

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

  • Southwest: 9.6 million, +2.1% year-on-year;
  • American: 8.2 million, -7.3%;
  • Delta: 6.6 million, -3.7%;
  • United: 5.4 million, -9.3%;
  • US Airways: 4.7 million, -7.6%;
  • Continental: 4.3 million, -4.5%;
  • Northwest: 4.2 million, -9.8%;
  • AirTran: 2.4 million, -3.4%;
  • JetBlue: 2.2 million, +4.3%;
  • SkyWest: 2.0 million, +4.2%. [more]

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