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9-Dec-2011 12:21 PM

US BTS reports 1.2% rise in passenger numbers in Sep-2011

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (08-Dec-2011) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Sep-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 58 million, +1.2% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +1.6%;
  • Capacity (ASMs): +0.5%;
  • Load factor: 81.9%, +0.9 ppt.

According to BTS, Delta Air Lines was the largest US airline, by total scheduled system enplanements in Sep-2011. The top 10 airlines are as follows:

  • Delta: 9.2 million, +1.8%;
  • Southwest Airlines: 8.8 million, +5.3%;
  • American Airlines: 6.9 million, +2.3%;
  • US Airways: 4.1 million, -2.2%;
  • United: 4.1 million, -6.9%;
  • Continental: 3.4 million, +4.1%;
  • JetBlue: 2.0 million, +7.8%;
  • Skywest: 2.0 million, -1.3%;
  • AirTran: 1.8 million, -2.8%;
  • American Eagle: 1.5 million, +7.4%. [more – original PR]