787EWR
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Airlines In America Are Packing Them In.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:56 am

Just some information.

This is a chart showing some of the increases in American flying for June of this year.

Note the ASM & traffic growth for Airtran and JetBlue.


NEW YORK, July 9 (Reuters) - The following table lists June
operational data for the 10 largest U.S. airlines by passenger
traffic, compared with the same month a year earlier:


----Traffic---- - --Capacity--- ---Load factor---
RPMs pct chg ASMs pct chg pct Change

American 12.22 -3.5 14.02 -5.4 87.1 +1.7 pts
Delta 11.67 +5.0 13.59 +3.3 85.9 +1.4 pts
United 10.73 -0.3 12.03 -1.2 89.1 +0.8 pts
Continental 8.63 +5.0 10.07 +3.4 85.7 +1.2 pts
Northwest 6.96 -0.7 7.90 +0.3 88.0 -1.0 pts
Southwest 6.83 +11.0 8.32 +8.7 82.1 +1.7 pts
US Airways 5.89 +0.4 6.91 -1.4 85.3 +1.6 pts
JetBlue 2.25 +12.7 2.69 +10.4 83.8 +1.7 pts
Alaska* 1.72 +4.9 2.12 +5.2 81.3 -0.2 pts
AirTran 1.63 +26.0 1.97 +21.3 82.9 +3.1 pts

NOTES:
Traffic is measured in billions of revenue passenger miles, the distance traveled by paying passengers.

Capacity is measured in billions of available seat miles, reflecting the seats available for sale and the length of the legs.
Load factor is the percentage of seats occupied by paying
passengers and change is in percentage points.
Figures for Delta, Continental, Northwest and US Airways include data for regional affiliates.
Alaska Airlines doesn't include unit Horizon Air All data are from the airlines.
 
AirTranTUS
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RE: Airlines In America Are Packing Them In.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:55 am

How are they packing them in? The number of seats is still the same on each aircraft, just more people are flying, or people are being put onto fewer aircraft (but still with the same amount of seats on board). God forbid the airlines try to make a profit. Still more comfortable than easyJet or Ryanair.
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AA737-823
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RE: Airlines In America Are Packing Them In.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:03 am

I think it's used as a figure of speech in this case.
Ineed, load factors have been great this quarter!
 
worldtraveler
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RE: Airlines In America Are Packing Them In.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:06 am

The airline business is very seasonal. There are many months where LFs hover in the low 70s or worse. You have to make hay while the sun shines.
 
787EWR
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RE: Airlines In America Are Packing Them In.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:25 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 1):
How are they packing them in? The number of seats is still the same on each aircraft, just more people are flying, or people are being put onto fewer aircraft (but still with the same amount of seats on board). God forbid the airlines try to make a profit. Still more comfortable than easyJet or Ryanair.

Oil prices are up, air fares are up, still people are boarding planes. That's the only point I wanted to make.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 2):
think it's used as a figure of speech in this case.
Indeed, load factors have been great this quarter!

Cheers.
 
sanjet
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RE: Airlines In America Are Packing Them In.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:32 am

Most airlines in North America are getting close to 80-85% L.F. Great news indeed but it's not surprising for this time of the year. It will decline in fall, don't worry!!
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FL1TPA
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RE: Airlines In America Are Packing Them In.

Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:03 pm

Quote:
Most airlines in North America are getting close to 80-85% L.F.

I just did a little number crunching and worked up the load factor for us (AirTran) out of ATL Tuesday, July 10:

Total Available Seats = 32,394 (scheduled)
Total Reserved Seats = 28,599 (as of 1700)

Load Factor = 88.3%

Not too shabby for a Tuesday.

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