Figure 2.6 Load Factors for U.S. Carrier International Flights: 1994–2004

Figure 2.6
Load Factors for U.S. Carrier International Flights: 1994–2004

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Year Load factor
1994 71
1995 71
1996 73
1997 74
1998 72
1999 74
2000 75
2001 73
2002 76
2003 75
2004 78

NOTES: Load factor is a measure of the use of airline capacity equal to revenue passenger-miles (RPMs) divided by available seat-miles (ASMs). RPM is a measure of airline travel; one RPM is equal to one passenger flown one mile. APM is a measure of airline capacity; one ASM is equal to one seat flown one mile.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Adminsitration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, "Airline Traffic Statistics," special tabulations, April 2006.