BTS June 2014 US airline traffic data

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By admin September 16, 2014 19:43

BTS June 2014 US airline traffic data

The US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has reported that US airlines carried 68.6 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in June 2014, 2.2 percent more than in June 2013. The systemwide total was the result of a 2.2 percent increase in the number of passengers on domestic flights (59.2 million) and a 2.7 percent increase in passengers on U.S. airlines’ international flights (9.3 million).

US airlines carried 373.2 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers during the first six months of 2014, 2.0 percent more than during the same period in 2013. Domestically, U.S. airlines carried 323.5 million passengers, up 1.8 percent from 2013. Internationally, they carried 49.7 million passengers, up 3.7 percent from 2013. See Tables 2, 8 and 14 of Air Traffic Press Releases for previous-year data.

The June 2014 systemwide load factor (86.4 percent) was down from 87.0 in June 2013, the all-time high for the month of June. Systemwide demand grew less from June 2013 to June 2014 (up 2.1 percent) than the growth in capacity (up 2.7 percent). The domestic load factor (87.4) was a record high for the month of June, topping the previous high of 87.0 set in 2013. Domestic demand grew faster from June 2013 to June 2014 (2.2 percent) than capacity (1.7 percent), resulting in the higher load factor.
The international load factor (84.4) declined from 86.9 percent in June 2013 which was the highest June international load factor. International demand rose 1.8 percent from June 2013 to June 2014 but was outpaced by 4.8 percent growth in capacity, resulting in the lower load factor.

For the six-month January-June period, systemwide (83.2) and domestic (84.6) load factors were at all-time highs, exceeding the previous highs in 2013. The international load factor (80.3) was down from 2013.

For the month of June, the 2014 systemwide passenger total was the second highest but below the all-time high in June 2007. Demand, measured in RPMs, was at the highest June level, exceeding the previous high in 2013. Demand has exceeded pre-recession levels every month of 2014 except February. Capacity, measured in ASMs, was at the highest June level, exceeding the June 2008 level.

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