19-Jan-2012 11:42 AM

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

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: