The US Dept. of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that US airlines carried 66.2 million scheduled system domestic and international passengers in August, up 1.8% from 65 million in August 2009. Traffic rose 2.9% to 75.7 billion RPMs on a 2.4% rise in capacity to 88.7 billion ASMs, producing a load factor of 85.3%, up 0.4% from 84.9% in August 2009. Load factors for domestic and international flights were 85.1% and 85.6%, respectively, for ...

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