Load factor is the percentage of seating or freight capacity which is utilized. The data include both transborder and foreign flights by large U.S. carriers, but do not include any flights by foreign carriers.
|Domestic Revenue Load Factors||Aug-04||Aug-05|
|Freight revenue load factor (percent)||32.39||30.18|
|Percent change from the same month in the previous year||7.93||-6.82|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
The dramatic changes in the September 2001 data reflect the impact of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, on aviation, including several days in which commercial air operations were suspended.
For comparability, the data reported here exclude small-certificated and commuter carriers that began reporting T100 data in 2002.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Air Carrier Traffic Statistics Monthly, October 2005.