Northwest Airlines flew 6.57 billion RPMs in May, up 6.3% over the year-ago period. Capacity climbed 2.5% to 7.86 billion ASMs and load factor gained 2.9 points to 83.6%. For the five months ended May 31, RPMs increased 8.1% to 31.08 billion, ASMs rose 4.4% to 38.43 billion and load factor was up 2.8 points to 80.9%.

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