Airlines – American, United, Copa – Operational Results For December 2012
AMR Corporation’s consolidated revenue and traffic results (for December 2012) for American Airlines and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation:
- Consolidated capacity and traffic were 2% and 2.1% higher year-over-year, respectively, resulting in a consolidated load factor of 80.2%
- Domestic capacity and traffic were 1.6% and 2.4% higher year-over-year, respectively, resulting in a domestic load factor of 81.6%
- International load factor of 79.3% was 1.2 points lower year-over-year. The Atlantic entity recorded the highest load factor of 83.3%
- December’s consolidated Passenger Revenue per Available Seat Mile (PRASM) increased 1.6% versus the same period last year
- On a consolidated basis, the company boarded 8.9 million passengers in December 2012
United Continental Holdings reported operational results for its airline units for December 2012:
- UAL’s consolidated traffic (Revenue Passenger Miles – RPM) decreased 4% and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 5.4% versus December 2011. UAL’s consolidated load factor in December 2012 increased 1.2 points compared to December 2011.
- UAL’s consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased an estimated 2.5 to 3.5% compared to December 2011.
Copa Holdings (the company that owns Copa Airlines) announced its passenger traffic and capacity data for December 2012:
- System-wide passenger traffic (RPM) increased 21.2% year over year, while capacity increased 20.5%. As a result, system load factor for December 2012 was 76.2%, a 0.4% point increase when compared to December 2011.
- International passenger traffic grew 24.2%, while capacity increased 23.0%. This resulted in a load factor of 76.0%, a 0.7% point increase when compared to December 2011.
- Domestic traffic, represented wholly by Colombian domestic service, decreased 19.7%, while capacity decreased 17.4%. As a result, domestic load factor for the month decreased 2.3% points to 81.2%.