Load Factor

SeekingAlpha  Nov 11  Comment 
newratings.com  Nov 9  Comment 
PARIS (dpa-AFX) - Franco-Dutch carrier Air France-KLM (AFRAF.PK) Monday said its group revenue pax-kilometers, a measure of traffic, advanced 2.9 percent to 22.45 billion from 21.81 billion last year. Available seat-kilometers, which gauges...
newratings.com  Oct 6  Comment 
LUTON (dpa-AFX) - Low-cost airline easyJet Plc. (ESYJY.PK, EZJ.L) Tuesday said its number of passengers, representing the number of earned seats flown, for the month of September rose 7.6 percent to 6,610,844 from 6,143,974 reported in September...
Channel News Asia  Sep 15  Comment 
Singapore Airlines carried 1.71 million passengers last month, up 1.4 per cent from 1.69 million passengers in August 2014. 
MarketWatch  Sep 11  Comment 
JetBlue Airways Corp. reported late Friday August load factor, a key metric for airlines, that declined from a year ago, as capacity growth outpaced an increase in traffic. The load factor declined 1.3 percentage points to 87.0%. Available seat...
newratings.com  Sep 3  Comment 
LUTON (dpa-AFX) - Low-cost airline easyJet Plc. (ESYJY.PK, EZJ.L) Thursday reported that it carried 7.06 million passengers in the month of August, a growth of 6.8 percent from 6.61 million passengers carried in the same month last year. The...


Load factor is a metric used primarily in the transportation industry. A company's load factor is defined as percentage of their available seats that are filled.

Load factor = Revenue Passenger Miles (RPM) / Available Seat Miles (ASM)

Companies can determine a minimum load factor they need to meet in order to break even financially. That is, once a company meets a certain load factor the revenues from doing so will cover the costs of providing their seat capacity. If they are below this break-even load factor the company will be spending more than they are earning and will lose money.

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