MAH4546
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MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 4:58 am

Here are some random facts on traffic at MIA for the first six months of the fiscal year. MIA uses the fiscal year running October through September, so these stats are October 2006 through March 2007. No surprises, American Airlines continues to carry the most passengers, and El Al continues to have the highest average load factor, filling every seat for the past six months. The following figures include regional carriers.

Most Passengers
1) American Airlines/American Eagle - 9,049,437
2) Delta Airlines - 529,678
3) Continental Airlines - 455,879
4) US Airways - 380,068
5) LAN Group* - 250,849
6) United Airlines - 224,525
7) Avianca - 217,104
8) TACA Group** - 183,523
9) British Airways - 178,482
10) Northwest - 177,018

*Includes LAN Argentina, LAN Chile, LAN Ecuador, and LAN Peru
**Includes LACSA and TACA

Highest Loadfactors
1) El Al - 100%
2) Air France - 93.8%
3) Iberia - 92.6%
4) Sun Country - 92.2%
5) Alaska Airlines - 90.5%
6) Alitalia - 90.4%
7) COPA - 86%
8) United - 84.9%
9) Northwest - 84.6%
10) Miami Air - 84.2%

Biggest Passenger Gainers
1) Mexicana +142.15%
2) El Al +55.98%
3) LTU +42.34%
4) TAM +39.28%
5) Aerolineas Argentinas +38.61%

(biggest domestic gainer was AirTran, up 35.15%)

Biggest Passenger Losers
1) LAB -66.78%
2) Aeropostal -50.47%
3) Sun Country -19.29%
3) British Airways -14.57%
5) LAN Chile -13.67%

American Airlines and American Eagle continued their steady increase of Miami service, with American Airlines up 5% and American Eagle up 10.96%

Newcomer to Miami Avior has had a healthy start, with a 59.2% load factor during their first three months of operations, which is typical for flights to the region, and even higher than Santa Barbara's loadfactor (58.3%).

LAB, who is currently not allowed to offer scheduled flights after having their rights revoked by the Bolivian government, suffered a miserable 10.9% (yes, 10.9%) loadfactor, which includes passengers that originated in Washington, D.C. MIA's other Bolivian airline, Aerosur, is still handicaped because flights are operated as scheduled charters which limits distribution channels for tickets, and averaged 57.9% loadfactor. Aerosur, however, will be adding a fourth weekly flight to Miami this summer.

LAN Argentina, another newcomer, has had a very healthy start. LAN Argentina offers eight weekly flights to Buenos Aires (one which is via Punta Cana), and has averaged an 82.7% loadfactor, the highest of any of the four LAN airlines that fly to Miami. LAN Argentina plans to ramp up MIA service to 14x weekly by the end of the year, by operating a daylight service to Buenos Aires via other cities. They currently do this only on Saturdays.

Despite ending their partnership with American Airlines, Swiss carried 24.97% more passengers into Miami during the first six months (on an increase of two weekly flights), and averaged a strong 82% loadfactor.

Four new destinations were added to Miami's route map in the first six months of the fiscal year: Barcelona, Venezuela, Cozumel, Chicago Midway, and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Later this year, as of now, MIA will add Austin, Texas (American Airlines), Belem, Brazil (American Airlines), David, Panama City (COPA), and Kansas City (AirTran) to its list of destinations.

Airlines that have announced possible intent to fly to Miami in 2007 are AeroCondor (Peru), Air Plus Comet (Spain), Insel Airways (Netherland Antillies), as well as the return of Varig.

[Edited 2007-05-09 22:04:02]
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GARUDAROD
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 11:18 am

Mark,

Thats a pretty significant load factor for EL AL. Are they running non stops flights again? or do their flights
still go via EWR. Based on that LF, you would think they would upgrade the aircraft and/or
frequencies.
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MAH4546
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 11:33 am

Quoting GARUDAROD (Reply 1):
Thats a pretty significant load factor for EL AL. Are they running non stops flights again? or do their flights
still go via EWR. Based on that LF, you would think they would upgrade the aircraft and/or
frequencies.

All flights are non-stop to Tel Aviv. They added a third weekly flight a month ago, and are planning on adding a fourth weekly flight. Currently, LY does not have enough equipment to use a larger aircraft, but the route will become a 777 in due time.
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jacobin777
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 11:47 am

Thanks for the info Mark  thumbsup ..

Looks like AA is going to be running away from the competition again..those are large numbers for AA!

.........what is AA's average load factor out of MIA?
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 12:28 pm

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 3):

.........what is AA's average load factor out of MIA?

Mainline domestic: 82.03%
Mainline international: 74.95%

MQ/OW domestic: 67.4%
OW international: 70.4%

Overall: 78.2%

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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 12:48 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
MIA will add Austin, Texas (American Airlines),

If I remember correctly, AA opened that route back in 1999 with MD80 equipment. When did they suspended it and why? What equipment will they use now? 738?

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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 1:02 pm

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 5):
If I remember correctly, AA opened that route back in 1999 with MD80 equipment. When did they suspended it and why? What equipment will they use now? 738?

It was served through much of the mid/late-1990s, and ended in 1999. No idea why it ended. The new flight will use a daily 737-800.
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 1:16 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4):
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 3):

.........what is AA's average load factor out of MIA?

Mainline domestic: 82.03%
Mainline international: 74.95%

..thanks again Mark.. Smile

..interesting to see mainline domestic doing much better than mainline international....at least in terms of load factors (and not yields)...

now if AA could expand to Africa/South Africa from MIA, they would clean house from there...just like ORD/EWR/JFK-DEL...I think a lot of pax would love to bypass Europe to Africa/South Africa....
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 2:27 pm

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 7):
I think a lot of pax would love to bypass Europe to Africa/South Africa....

Fortunately, DL offers passengers the ability to do just that with N/S service from ATL and JFK to Senegal, Ghana, and soon Nigeria and also direct service to South Africa (stay tuned for more to come).

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MAH4546
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Thu May 10, 2007 4:24 pm

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 8):
Fortunately, DL offers passengers the ability to do just that with N/S service from ATL and JFK to Senegal, Ghana, and soon Nigeria and also direct service to South Africa (stay tuned for more to come).

Fortunately they do, but they won't be the only ones doing it. American Airlines isn't going to ignore that market, especially when they have a hub at one of the largest US-Africa travel markets. And Continental Airlines isn't going to ignore it either.

I've said it before, I'll say it again: US-Africa will be the market to watch for the next 5-10 years. Delta is getting a excellent headstart, but AA and CO will definitley follow.
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Fri May 11, 2007 1:55 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 9):
but AA and CO will definitley follow.

...though it's easy to do, don't forget about UA.
Their Dulles hub is strategically positioned and has generous O&D to quite a bit of Africa.
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RE: MIA Fiscal Year Traffic Stats

Fri May 11, 2007 2:06 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter):
Highest Loadfactors
1) El Al - 100%
2) Air France - 93.8%
3) Iberia - 92.6%
4) Sun Country - 92.2%
5) Alaska Airlines - 90.5%
6) Alitalia - 90.4%
7) COPA - 86%
8) United - 84.9%
9) Northwest - 84.6%
10) Miami Air - 84.2%

Very surprised not to see Lufthansa on that list!  confused 

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