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US BTS reports 1.5% drop in passenger numbers in Oct-2011

19-Jan-2012 11:42 AM

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (18-Jan-2012) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Oct-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 61.2 million, -1.5% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): -1.3%;
  • Capacity (ASMs): -0.7%;
  • Load factor: 82.5%, -0.6 ppt.

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

  • Delta: 9.6 million, -1.2%;
  • Southwest: 9.5 million, +1.7%;
  • American: 7.2 million, -0.9%;
  • US Airways: 4.4 million, -2.0%;
  • United: 4.2 million, -10.5%;
  • Continental: 3.6 million, -0.8%;
  • JetBlue: 2.2 million, +7.7%;
  • Skywest: 2.1 million, -0.4%;
  • AirTran: 2.0 million, -2.8%;
  • American Eagle: 1.6 million, +5.1%. [more – original PR]