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 US MAJOR CARRIERS  System traffic *--January-August 2003                                Passengers    03/02 Airline               Rank      (000)       % chg.  Alaska                  9         10,187      5.19 American                1         60,835     -5.59 American Eagle         10          8,341      2.88 America West            8         13,608      4.44 ATA Airlines           11          6,888     10.35 Continental             7         26,485     -4.35 Delta                   2         56,922     -7.47 FedEx                  --             --        -- Northwest               5         34,637      1.15 Southwest               3         50,614      2.56 United                  4         43,519     -5.72 UPS                    --             --        -- US Airways              6         28,004    -16.65  Total all carriers               340,039     -4.17  Domestic operations--January-August 2003  Alaska                  9          9,396      5.19 American                2         50,665     -6.56 American Eagle         10          8,341      2.87 America West            8         13,190      4.16 ATA Airlines           11          6,449     12.80 Continental             7         21,215     -5.15 Delta                   1         52,789     -7.21 FedEx                  --             --        -- Northwest               5         30,145     -2.18 Southwest               3         50,614      2.56 United                  4         38,881     -3.17 UPS                    --             --        -- US Airways              6         25,408    -19.08  Total all carriers               307,092     -4.22                                   RPKs        03/02 Airline               Rank       (000)       % chg.  Alaska                  9      15,868,841      9.21 American                1     131,478,862     -1.67 American Eagle         11       4,376,371     10.75 America West            8      23,105,488      8.32 ATA Airlines           10      15,659,377     19.63 Continental             5      62,660,972     -1.48 Delta                   3      96,339,166     -7.60 FedEx                  --              --        -- Northwest               4      73,821,139      -6.8 Southwest               6      52,670,182      5.18 United                  2     107,791,314     -9.40 UPS                    --              --        -- US Airways              7      41,199,779     -9.91  Total all carriers            624,971,490     -3.62  Domestic operations--January-August 2003  Alaska                  9      14,243,096     13. … 

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