Figure 1: U.S. Airline Industry Capacity Adjustments Since 2000

Figure 1: U.S. Airline Industry Capacity Adjustments Since 2000

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Date Scheduled flights Available departing seats
Jan-01 0.024226343 0.033559767
Feb-01 -0.031859046 -0.018748894
Mar-01 -0.005700087 0.00572053
Apr-01 0.007801503 0.014140146
May-01 0.001402225 0.009947325
Jun-01 -0.003377951 0.009524376
Jul-01 0.012232093 0.022427532
Aug-01 -0.001777819 0.014037988
Sep-01 -0.013711019 0.004869161
Oct-01 -0.04780386 -0.036291329
Nov-01 -0.151318331 -0.145940303
Dec-01 -0.143883263 -0.141891234
Jan-02 -0.108412581 -0.101085658
Feb-02 -0.141594095 -0.133459085
Mar-02 -0.113818312 -0.101087423
Apr-02 -0.086212646 -0.080987721
May-02 -0.088657065 -0.084400927
Jun-02 -0.085518425 -0.071690543
Jul-02 -0.067208823 -0.057280903
Aug-02 -0.075029177 -0.068073228
Sep-02 -0.096787315 -0.096659784
Oct-02 -0.109060821 -0.107923488
Nov-02 -0.117809027 -0.120588496
Dec-02 -0.115016264 -0.124596481
Jan-03 -0.11027716 -0.109199806
Feb-03 -0.147159888 -0.147159888
Mar-03 -0.121109517 -0.121536935
Apr-03 -0.109077807 -0.117849332
May-03 -0.140313059 -0.153066291
Jun-03 -0.114378208 -0.129424155
Jul-03 -0.092640917 -0.110514532
Aug-03 -0.104049453 -0.125964477
Sep-03 -0.101435606 -0.12868372
Oct-03 -0.099971004 -0.129239199
Nov-03 -0.106462469 -0.131414298
Dec-03 -0.081945875 -0.114589971
Jan-04 -0.086661722 -0.095701426
Feb-04 -0.089157563 -0.096125884
Mar-04 -0.087742947 -0.095438608
Apr-04 -0.088458431 -0.095365108
May-04 -0.099498713 -0.105232284
Jun-04 -0.094040719 -0.101200705

Source: M.R. Dayton, "Trends and Demand in Aviation Markets," presentation at the ATCA/FAA/Nav Canada Technical Symposium, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2004.