American Airlines has released
figures that indicate that the carrier’s international traffic increased by 0.8
per cent during February, compared to the same month last year.
However, this was contrasted by a 3.9
per cent downturn in United
States domestic traffic on the year-to-year
comparison. This meant overall passenger traffic went down by 2.2 per cent.
American also cut capacity by 4.2
per cent. This meant that its load factor, which refers to the ratio of passenger
revenue miles to available seat miles, averaged 75.5 per cent.
Internationally, the load capacity
was slashed by 5.7 per cent which meant load factor increased to 72.8 per cent,
a rise of 4.6 per cent.