U.S. Nov. Passenger Airline Traffic Data: Summary

U.S. passenger airlines carried 58.1 million passengers in Nov., according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

The airline load factor, passenger miles as a proportion of available seat-miles, fell 0.6 points to 81.9 percent.

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                                Nov.     Oct.    Sept.     Aug.       YTD  YTD %
                                2011     2011     2011     2011      2011 Change
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Passengers (in millions)       58.1     61.2     58.0     66.2     671.1    1.4%
Flights (in thousands)        744.6    777.4    763.8    839.9   8,696.3   -0.6%
Rev. Pass. Miles (bil.)        62.5     67.3     65.5     76.2     748.8    2.1%
Available Seat-Miles (bil.)    76.3     81.6     80.0     89.0     911.5    2.2%
Load Factor*                   81.9%    82.5%    81.9%    85.6%     82.2%   0.0%
Flight Stage Length**         734.1    743.5    740.6    746.8     743.1    2.1%
Passenger Trip Length***    1,076.0  1,100.1  1,128.6  1,151.6   1,115.9    0.7%
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NOTE: (*)Change in load factor points (**)The average non-stop distance flown per departure in miles (***) The average distance flown per passenger in miles

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics http://www.bts.gov

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