What do US policymakers make of UK strategic thinking in the wake of the Integrated Review, and how could subsequent events affect the transatlantic defence relationship?
Colgan Air reports November 2008 traffic
Pinnacle Airlines Corporation has released capacity and operational results for its Colgan Air, Inc. subsidiary for November 2008.
Traffic (RPMs) for the month grew 111.0% compared with November 2007's figure to 51,328,000. Capacity (ASMs) grew 83.1% to 93,459,000 over the respective period last year. Load factor grew 7.2 percentage points (pp) from 47.7% in November 2007 to 54.9%. Total passengers carried grew 60.1% from 131,392 in November 2007 to 210,317 this November.
The carrier's year-to-date performance (January-November) showed traffic (RPMs) grow 96.2% against a capacity increase of 66.9% resulting in a load factor increase of 8.1 pp compared with the same 11-month period in 2007. Passengers carried went up 61.2% from 1,438,009 to 2,317,762.
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