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IATA airlines register productivity gains in '83.

Airlines belonging to the International Air Transport Association registered the highest gains in productivity of the 1980s during 1983 showing substantial improvement in nearly every category (see table). Although reduction in employment was only 0.8% from 1982 compared with 3% the previous year, revenue ton-kilometers per employe jumped 5.3% as a result of the 4.8% increase in overall scheduled traffic enjoyed by the IATA members in 1983. Passengers per employe increased 4.6% to 457 in 1983, while total revenue passenger kilometers per employe gained 3.7% to 837,124 in 1983. IATA members have not enjoyed such increases since 1979.

In the individual rankings Hawaii-based newcomer to IATA, Mid Pacific Airlines led everybody in passengers per employe in 1983 carrying 1,883 people for each one of its employes, over four times the IATA average. …

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