AirTran reports January traffic
AirTran Airways has reported its traffic figures for January 2009, noting that the revenue passenger miles (RPMs), load factor and enplaned passengers each represent new all-time records for the airline in the month of January.
Traffic grew by 4.5% from 1,216 million RPMs to more than 1,270 million RPMs. Available seat miles decreased by 3.8% from 1,804 million to 1,736 million. These figures led to a load factor for the month of 73.2%, an increase of 5.8 percentage points on January 2008.
The airline carried more than 1,671,492 passengers for the month, a 2.3 percent increase from January 2008's figure of 1,633,718.