Northwest Airlines flew 6.34 billion RPMs in April, up 8.2% over the year-ago period. Capacity climbed 6.9% to 7.81 billion ASMs and load factor gained 1 point to 81.2%. For the four months ended April 30, RPMs rose 8.6% to 24.5 billion, ASMs increased 4.9% to 30.57 billion and load factor jumped 2.8 points to 80.2%.

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