US BTS reports 3% rise in passenger numbers in Jan-2018, 84% load factor

    US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported the following domestic and international traffic for US airlines and foreign carriers in Jan-2018:

    • Passengers: 64.3 million, +2.7% year-on-year;
    • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +2.6%;
    • Capacity (ASMs): +3.3%;
    • Passenger load factor: 78.8%, -0.6ppt. [more – original PR]