U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger-Miles and Load Factor

U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger-Miles and Load Factor

Revenue Passenger-Miles (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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month Domestic RPM (thousand) International RPM (thousand) Total RPM (thousand) Total Load Factor (%)
Jan-98 32,703,361 12,313,921 45,017,282 63.75
Feb-98 31,644,486 10,799,651 42,444,137 65.85
Mar-98 38,546,882 13,233,055 51,779,937 72.07
Apr-98 37,692,401 12,958,973 50,651,374 71.97
May-98 38,163,542 14,149,973 52,313,515 72.22
Jun-98 40,285,501 14,883,921 55,169,422 76.17
Jul-98 42,238,046 15,681,782 57,919,828 75.60
Aug-98 42,590,006 16,062,841 58,652,847 76.68
Sep-98 34,471,053 13,309,333 47,780,386 70.21
Oct-98 37,783,737 13,697,792 51,481,529 69.55
Nov-98 35,657,568 12,022,823 47,680,391 67.57
Dec-98 36,802,214 12,319,974 49,122,188 67.31
Jan-99 34,171,623 12,405,478 46,577,101 64.84
Feb-99 33,007,033 10,889,309 43,896,343 66.70
Mar-99 40,739,803 14,123,400 54,863,203 72.94
Apr-99 39,414,260 13,258,188 52,672,448 71.77
May-99 39,231,207 14,348,468 53,579,676 70.73
Jun-99 42,314,579 15,673,719 57,988,298 75.37
Jul-99 45,372,953 16,754,314 62,127,267 76.92
Aug-99 44,405,702 17,158,640 61,564,342 75.36
Sep-99 36,681,450 15,228,201 51,909,651 68.44
Oct-99 40,487,192 14,924,001 55,411,193 70.67
Nov-99 38,908,197 13,172,301 52,080,498 70.13
Dec-99 38,222,542 12,357,153 50,579,695 65.79
Jan-00 34,913,749 12,660,195 47,573,944 63.24
Feb-00 36,005,847 11,912,037 47,917,883 66.41
Mar-00 43,901,516 14,997,655 58,899,171 74.19
Apr-00 41,954,244 14,999,858 56,954,101 73.73
May-00 43,168,824 15,888,261 59,057,086 74.20
Jun-00 45,856,363 17,476,816 63,333,179 79.67
Jul-00 47,303,803 18,364,852 65,668,655 79.20
Aug-00 46,457,758 18,048,152 64,505,910 77.01
Sep-00 38,372,644 16,397,050 54,769,694 69.32
Oct-00 41,820,446 15,472,087 57,292,532 70.13
Nov-00 40,712,967 13,846,677 54,559,644 70.47
Dec-00 39,656,140 14,060,875 53,717,015 68.78
Jan-01 37,179,562 14,099,511 51,279,073 63.92
Feb-01 35,784,235 12,375,363 48,159,598 66.12
Mar-01 44,208,143 15,790,285 59,998,428 73.84
Apr-01 42,363,481 15,330,785 57,694,266 72.29
May-01 42,517,548 15,853,985 58,371,533 70.67
Jun-01 45,304,289 17,586,070 62,890,359 76.94
Jul-01 48,067,498 18,184,789 66,252,287 77.12
Aug-01 48,579,798 18,212,273 66,792,071 77.17
Sep-01 26,230,752 11,349,359 37,580,111 58.36
Oct-01 33,428,069 9,700,480 43,128,549 62.76
Nov-01 34,035,501 9,986,797 44,022,297 66.88
Dec-01 34,900,093 11,871,279 46,771,372 68.12
Jan-02 32,996,179 12,033,011 45,029,190 65.01
Feb-02 32,587,181 10,749,336 43,336,517 67.97
Mar-02 41,424,662 13,924,311 55,348,974 76.17
Apr-02 38,475,773 12,912,423 51,388,197 71.42
May-02 39,908,390 14,110,048 54,018,438 72.14
Jun-02 42,899,467 15,497,952 58,397,419 76.85
Jul-02 45,270,461 16,009,812 61,280,273 76.94
Aug-02 45,415,533 16,191,849 61,607,382 77.10
Sep-02 34,211,925 13,875,349 48,087,275 65.97
Oct-02 39,079,883 13,497,780 52,577,662 69.10
Nov-02 36,350,828 12,141,969 48,492,796 67.48
Dec-02 41,362,758 13,387,275 54,750,032 73.31
Jan-03 36,211,422 12,885,980 49,097,402 66.20
Feb-03 34,148,439 10,715,468 44,863,907 68.31
Mar-03 41,774,564 12,567,068 54,341,633 72.12
Apr-03 39,465,980 10,370,592 49,836,572 71.02
May-03 41,001,934 11,575,026 52,576,960 74.07
Jun-03 44,492,972 13,918,185 58,411,157 79.20
Jul-03 48,321,924 15,516,794 63,838,718 81.51
Aug-03 46,982,527 15,906,430 62,888,957 79.83
Sep-03 36,819,820 13,570,889 50,390,709 69.22
Oct-03 41,480,412 13,447,446 54,927,858 72.56
Nov-03 39,333,528 12,817,176 52,150,704 71.85
Dec-03 42,699,596 13,929,565 56,629,161 74.03
Jan-04 38,114,607 13,515,639 51,630,246 67.67
Feb-04 38,575,084 12,153,432 50,728,516 69.39
Mar-04 46,507,739 14,735,428 61,243,168 76.37
Apr-04 45,795,662 14,338,191 60,133,853 76.58
May-04 45,350,262 15,388,457 60,738,719 75.20
Jun-04 49,774,219 17,006,831 66,781,050 81.45
Jul-04 52,730,292 18,182,782 70,913,074 82.62
Aug-04 50,816,430 17,760,431 68,576,861 79.63
Sep-04 40,644,161 15,247,819 55,891,980 72.40
Oct-04 45,765,588 15,384,002 61,149,590 75.04
Nov-04 43,561,708 14,118,725 57,680,434 73.69
Dec-04 45,181,080 15,523,403 60,704,483 73.75
Jan-05 41,609,095 15,580,719 57,189,815 71.35
Feb-05 40,114,944 13,470,430 53,585,374 71.82
Mar-05 50,789,921 17,293,704 68,083,625 80.15
Apr-05 47,002,623 16,218,686 63,221,309 76.86
May-05 49,016,422 17,394,296 66,410,718 78.04
Jun-05 52,181,786 18,750,411 70,932,197 82.72
Jul-05 55,290,372 20,037,449 75,327,821 84.07
Aug-05 52,510,003 19,205,090 71,715,093 80.83
Sep-05 43,524,915 16,631,990 60,156,904 75.10
Oct-05 45,895,538 16,089,364 61,984,902 76.12
Nov-05 45,109,831 14,771,787 59,881,618 76.49
Dec-05 46,190,194 16,339,078 62,529,273 76.22
Jan-06 42,966,268 16,157,877 59,124,144 73.45
Feb-06 40,927,215 13,913,445 54,840,660 75.15
Mar-06 50,693,391 18,095,206 68,788,597 81.29
Apr-06 48,800,883 17,685,346 66,486,229 80.92
May-06 49,302,219 18,465,819 67,768,038 80.31
Jun-06 52,200,272 20,275,368 72,475,640 84.75
Jul-06 54,506,446 21,510,904 76,017,350 85.13
Aug-06 52,074,386 20,342,613 72,416,999 81.17
Sep-06 43,108,587 17,537,122 60,645,709 74.91
Oct-06 47,137,132 17,365,868 64,503,000 77.29
Nov-06 45,966,808 16,115,237 62,082,045 77.86
Dec-06 46,835,639 17,704,637 64,540,276 76.94
Jan-07 43,823,680 17,450,335 61,274,015 73.31
Feb-07 41,270,274 15,087,982 56,358,256 75.03
Mar-07 51,518,429 19,346,351 70,864,780 81.64
Apr-07 49,772,604 18,462,964 68,235,568 80.80
May-07 51,031,835 19,341,759 70,373,594 80.75
Jun-07 54,018,698 21,325,672 75,344,370 85.70
Jul-07 56,572,990 22,709,269 79,282,259 86.00
Aug-07 55,682,567 22,060,730 77,743,296 84.43
Sep-07 45,240,419 18,994,703 64,235,122 76.76
Oct-07 49,069,269 18,762,030 67,831,299 78.68
Nov-07 47,256,388 17,508,412 64,764,800 77.82
Dec-07 47,070,645 19,121,625 66,192,270 76.38
Jan-08 44,233,383 18,682,398 62,915,780 73.92
Feb-08 43,429,251 16,602,844 60,032,096 75.04
Mar-08 52,016,986 20,818,061 72,835,047 82.26
Apr-08 48,189,445 19,238,317 67,427,762 79.29
May-08 50,259,912 20,972,031 71,231,943 80.93
Jun-08 52,521,309 22,207,049 74,728,358 83.88
Jul-08 54,621,353 23,555,952 78,177,305 84.06
Aug-08 52,643,145 23,162,473 75,805,618 83.26
Sep-08 41,015,589 18,737,440 59,753,028 76.64
Oct-08 44,913,078 18,507,570 63,420,648 79.17
Nov-08 40,578,576 16,552,513 57,131,088 75.42
Dec-08 43,824,845 18,277,979 62,102,823 78.48
Jan-09 39,299,677 17,528,664 56,828,341 72.91
Feb-09 37,640,543 14,607,464 52,248,007 73.32
Mar-09 46,517,762 18,128,641 64,646,403 79.37
Apr-09 45,419,272 18,450,057 63,869,329 80.65
May-09 45,980,480 18,545,191 64,525,671 79.75
Jun-09 49,290,277 20,784,769 70,075,046 84.29
Jul-09 52,704,797 22,969,194 75,673,991 86.46
Aug-09 50,467,288 22,619,720 73,087,008 84.96
Sep-09 41,656,736 18,400,287 60,057,023 79.78
Oct-09 44,781,574 18,053,025 62,834,599 82.17
Nov-09 41,573,015 16,087,062 57,660,077 78.88
Dec-09 43,650,676 18,175,003 61,825,679 80.34
Jan-10 40,301,481 17,841,075 58,142,556 75.62
Feb-10 36,997,641 14,973,899 51,971,540 76.46
Mar-10 47,619,591 19,146,484 66,766,075 82.67
Apr-10 45,647,028 17,935,164 63,582,192 81.66
May-10 46,953,256 20,542,809 67,496,065 82.34
Jun-10 50,387,256 22,717,510 73,104,766 86.22
Jul-10 53,095,852 24,587,686 77,683,538 86.88
Aug-10 51,439,470 23,775,852 75,215,322 85.35
Sep-10 43,694,581 20,411,172 64,105,753 81.03
Oct-10 47,283,490 20,434,096 67,717,586 83.09
Nov-10 44,351,331 17,630,685 61,982,017 80.40
Dec-10 45,067,192 19,358,086 64,425,278 80.73
Jan-11 41,184,752 19,013,664 60,198,416 76.51
Feb-11 38,284,841 15,742,067 54,026,908 75.78
Mar-11 48,991,931 19,688,943 68,680,875 80.85
Apr-11 46,566,970 19,768,650 66,335,620 80.80
May-11 49,026,220 21,312,813 70,339,034 83.64
Jun-11 51,551,436 23,093,395 74,644,832 85.63
Jul-11 54,458,713 25,415,393 79,874,106 86.94
Aug-11 51,570,275 24,132,045 75,702,320 85.61
Sep-11 44,580,006 20,488,322 65,068,328 81.92
Oct-11 46,972,218 19,893,658 66,865,876 82.59
Nov-11 44,778,944 17,325,549 62,104,494 82.00
Dec-11 45,669,428 19,339,432 65,008,860 80.75

* Current month minus same month previous year. This is generally used in the case of bound numbers, such as proportions that cannot exceed 100%.

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/ as of April 2012.