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 US MAJOR CARRIERS  System traffic *--January-December 2003                                Passengers    03/02 Airline               Rank      (000)       % chg.  Alaska                  9       15,046        6.32 American                1       88,241       -6.26 American Eagle         10       12,474        5.02 America West            8       20,047        3.11 ATA Airlines           11       10,068       11.61 Continental             7       38,903       -2.76 Delta                   1       84,245       -6.40 FedEx                  --           --          -- Northwest               5       51,975        0.29 Southwest               3       74,787        3.13 United                  4       66,100       -3.49 UPS                    --           --          -- US Airways              6       41,263      -12.52  Total all carriers             503,148       -2.99  Domestic operations--January-December 2003  Alaska                  9       13,886        6.34 American                3       73,333       -7.38 American Eagle         10       12,474        5.05 America West            8       19,442        2.73 ATA Airlines           11        9,472       13.49 Continental             7       31,287       -3.44 Delta                   1       78,035       -6.28 FedEx                  --           --          -- Northwest               5       45,028       -0.06 Southwest               2       74,787        3.13 United                  4       57,935       -2.52 UPS                    --           --          -- US Airways              6       37,486      -14.79  Total all carriers             453,164       -3.18                                   RPKs        03/02 Airline               Rank       (000)       % chg.  Alaska                  9      23,421,651     10.37 American                1     193,603,594     -1.14 American Eagle         11       6,652,787     12.12 America West            8      34,246,738      7.08 ATA Airlines           10      22,716,404     19.55 Continental             5      92,661,819      0.51 Delta                   3     143,895,510     -5.24 FedEx                  --              --        -- Northwest               4     110,637,493      4.66 Southwest               6      77,288,468      5.58 United                  2     167,970,218      -4. … 

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