Load Factor

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Channel News Asia  Jun 15  Comment 
Singapore Airlines carried fewer passengers and filled a smaller proportion of seats in May, as compared to a year ago.
MarketWatch  Jun 9  Comment 
Virgin America Inc. reported on Tuesday that May load factor fell to 84.2% from 84.5% in the same period a year ago, as a result of a decline in traffic. Capacity was little changed at 1.07 billion available seat miles, while traffic slipped 0.3%...
newratings.com  Jun 8  Comment 
PARIS (dpa-AFX) - Air France-KLM ( AFRAF.PK) Monday said its traffic in May, measured in terms of revenue pax-kilometers, edged up 1.9 percent to 21.844 billion from 21.427 billion in the previous year. Available seat-kilometers, a gauge for...
MarketWatch  Jun 2  Comment 
Delta Air Lines Inc.'s stock slumped 3.4% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the air carrier reported a decline in key industry metrics for May, as capacity growth outpaced an increase in traffic. Total available seat miles (capacity) in May rose...
The Hindu Business Line  May 18  Comment 
Will sort out operational issues, including fuel shortage, says MD
newratings.com  May 11  Comment 
PARIS (dpa-AFX) - Franco-Dutch carrier Air France-KLM (AFLYY.PK, AFRAF.PK) Monday reported that its total passenger traffic in the month of April, measured in terms of revenue pax-kilometers, edged down 0.4 percent to 19.155 billion from 19.226...
newratings.com  May 7  Comment 
LUTON (dpa-AFX) - UK-based low-cost airline easyJet Plc (ESYJY, EZJ.L) reported growth in both passengers and load factor for the month of April. In April 2015, the number of passengers, which represents the number of earned seats flown, grew 3.8...
Channel News Asia  Apr 15  Comment 
SIA carried 2.4 per cent more passengers in March 2015 compared to the same period last year, thanks to increased demand on Southwest Pacific routes.
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 30  Comment 
Highly discounted fares of competitors could be the reason
StreetInsider.com  Nov 10  Comment 
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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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