US airlines set record-high passenger load-factors in January, topping previous record month-of-January statistics set in 2013, according the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). January’s systemwide load factor reached 80.3%, up 1.4 points from last January. Domestic load factor for January was 80.7%, up 1.8 points year-over-year. International load factor was 79.6%, a 0.8 point increase year-over-year. All were new January records in ...

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