AA traffic rose in June


American Airlines announced Wednesday that June traffic was up 3.2 percent from one year prior, thanks in part to a surge in international travel. AA said it flew 11.25 billion revenue passenger miles, compared to 10.89 billion revenue passenger miles in June 2008.


Domestic travel increased 1.2 percent to 6.89 billion revenue passenger miles and international travel grew 6.6 percent to 4.36 billion revenue passenger miles. Capacity on American also was in the green by 1.3 percent to 12.96 billion available seat miles.


Load factor, or occupancy, was up 1.6 percent to 86.8 percent.  For the first half of 2010, American Airlines said traffic jumped 1.3 percent to 60.9 billion revenue passenger miles. Load factor went up as well by 2.1 percent to 80.9 percent. The only reported decrease by AA was capacity, which dropped 1.4 percent to 75.24 billion available seat miles for the first half of the year.



Source: Business Week

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