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18-Nov-2011 12:10 PM

US BTS reports stable passenger numbers in Aug-2011

US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports (17-Nov-2011) the following total system (domestic and international) traffic results for US airlines in Aug-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 66.2 million, -0.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +0.6%;
  • Capacity (ASMs): +0.3%;
  • Load factor: 85.6%, +0.3 ppt;

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

  • Delta: 10.7 million, +2.7%;
  • Southwest: 9.6 million, +1.1%;
  • American: 7.6 million, -0.9%;
  • United: 4.8 million, -6.0%;
  • US Airways: 4.6 million, -0.9%;
  • Continental: 4.1 million, +3.0%;
  • JetBlue: 2.4 million, +3.6%;
  • AirTran: 2.3 million, -0.2%;
  • Skywest: 2.2  million, -3.7%;
  • Alaska: 1.7 million, +6.2%.  [more – original PR]