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July 2009 Traffic Numbers

July is noteworthy in that most airlines saw strong load factor gains during the month as the busy summer season finally kicked into gear. The largest load factor gain came from Southwest with a 6.9 point increase. That is tremendous, though we don't know what the fare levels were. Fortunately, we're seeing July unit revenue comparisons looking better than June on a YOY basis, if only slightly. Click for definitions.

Airline ASMs RPMs Load Factor
AirTran (4.1%) (5.1%) -0.9 pts
Alaska* (5.4%) 0.1% +4.6 pts
Allegiant 50.1% 41.4% -5.6 pts
American* (8.0%) (6.4%) +1.4 pts
Continental (6.9%) (3.4%) +3.1 pts
Delta (3.6%) (2.5%) +1.0 pts
Frontier* (16.0%) (12.0%) +4.2 pts
JetBlue 0.9% 0.3% -0.5 pts
Southwest (3.6%) 5.2% +6.9 pts
United (7.0%) (4.0%) +2.7 pts
US Airways# (5.6%) (4.1%) +1.3 pts
*Does not include regional operations

#Only includes wholly-owned regional subsidiaries

[Aug 20 @ 9p: Fixed Southwest RPM number to be positive, not negative]

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