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US Regionals post 23% traffic increase.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)

US Regional airline RPMs totaled 5.2 billion in the 1999 second quarter, a 23% increase over the same period in 1998. The industry completed almost 1.1 million departures and enplaned 19.9 million passengers during the quarter, up from 17.5 million in the prior-year period, according to statistics compiled by Washington, D.C., consultancy AvStat on behalf of RAA. Average load factor increased to just under 60% and trip length rose to 264 mi. …

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