Load Factor

SeekingAlpha  Aug 4  Comment 
newratings.com  Jul 13  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) reported that its traffic for the month of June 2016 increased 11.6 percent from the year-ago period, on a capacity increase of 10.5 percent. Load factor for June 2016 was 86.2 percent, an...
Benzinga  Jul 11  Comment 
Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) revealed that it witnessed 1.4 points YOY growth in its load factor in June. As a result, its load factor reached 87 percent in June. According to the company, the number of onboard passengers recorded 17.4 percent...
newratings.com  Jul 6  Comment 
LUTON (dpa-AFX) - easyJet PLC (ESYJY.PK, EZJ.L) reported load factor of 94.1% for June 2016 compared to 92.7%, prior year; an increase of 1.4 percentage points. Passengers, or the number of earned seats flown, were up 5.8% to 6,937,601. For 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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