US airlines carried a record 823 million passengers systemwide in 2016, up 3.1% from the previous record high of 798.2 million recorded in 2015, according to US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released March 16. Systemwide passenger traffic reached a record high of 933.5 billion RPMs in 2016, surpassing by 3.5% the previous record high of 902.2 billion RPMs reached in 2015. Capacity also reached a record level in 2016, with 1.12 trillion ASMs reported, a 3.9% rise on 1.08 ...

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