Air Transport World

North America report.

US airline passenger traffic (RPMs) rose 4.5% in Aug. compared to the year-ago period but total ASMs climbed 5.5% and industry load factor dipped 0.8 point to 75.8%, ATA reported. The culprit was the domestic market, where RPMs rose only 3.9% against a 6.7% gain in ASMs. Load factor dropped two points to 74%. …

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