American Airlines' passenger traffic up in January

2014-02-11 05:24:08 GMT2014-02-11 13:24:08(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

HOUSTON, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- American Airlines Group, the world's biggest airline operator, said Monday that its passenger traffic rose 3.8 percent in January and its network capacity increased by 2.3 percent.

The airline said in a press release that its international passenger traffic rose 6.7 percent while the domestic volume was 2.9 percent up in the first month of 2014.

The load factor -- how full planes are -- rose 1.2 points to 80.3 percent from January 2013, according to the data, which represent combined mainline and regional flights by American Airlines and US Airways, which merged last December to form American Airlines Group Inc..

The two carriers will operate as separate airlines with their own fleets and reservation systems for up to two years before phasing out the US Airways brand.

American Airlines, US Airways and their regional subsidiaries operate an average of about 6,700 flights a day to 339 destinations across the world.

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