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Friday, September 21, 2012

Report: Airline System Traffic Increased in June

Total air traffic for U.S. airlines increased by 0.6 percent in June, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

The BTS report said domestic carriers carried a total of 66.6 million scheduled domestic and international passengers in June 2012—an increase of 0.2 more domestic and 2.8 more international passengers over June 2011.

“Passenger load factors for domestic, international and system passenger traffic were at record levels in the month of June. Domestic capacity, measured by available seat-miles, was flat in June 2012 compared to June 2011. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased by 0.8 percent. The international load factor in June increased as airlines did not grow capacity while RPMs increased by 2.1 percent,” DOT said in the report.

According to the report, Southwest Airlines carried more passengers than any other U.S. airline in June, trailed by United.

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