ATA: Pax Demand Down 6th Month In A Row | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.02.15

Airborne 03.03.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.02.15

Airborne 03.03.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Wed, May 20, 2009

ATA: Pax Demand Down 6th Month In A Row

Recession 'Taking Toll on Demand'

Six months in a row... that's the losing streak experienced by the nations's embattled airlines... so far. The Air Transport Association is corroborating reports that passenger revenue fell 18 percent in April 2009 versus the same month in 2008 -- the sixth consecutive month in which passenger revenue has fallen from the prior year.

The number of passengers traveling on U.S. airlines in April fell 6.3 percent, while the average price to fly one mile fell 12.6 percent. Revenue declines extended beyond the mainland United States to the Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and Latin markets. April results partially reflect the shift in the Easter holiday from April last year to March this year.

Compounding the softening demand for travel, U.S. airlines saw cargo traffic (measured in terms of revenue ton miles) decline 21 percent year over year in March 2009, matching the decline measured in January and February and marking the eighth consecutive month of declining cargo traffic. Notably, cargo traffic in the Pacific region fell 28 percent. April 2009 cargo data is not yet available.

"The latest reports show the scope and depth of the recession's continued toll on commercial aviation. The industry is seeing less demand in the cabin, as well as in the cargo holds, clear signs of the widespread slowdown in global economic activity," said ATA President and CEO James May.

Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.1 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. On a daily basis, U.S. airlines operate nearly 30,000 flights in 77 countries using more than 6,000 aircraft to carry an average of two million passengers and 50,000 tons of cargo.

FMI: www.airlines.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.02.15: HeliExpo, UAL Pilot Warning, WWII Flyover, RAF Aids In WV

Also: Blue Angels, Fuel Taxes, Twirly Birds, Bell 429WG, Delta Selects GoGo It’s common for airlines to issue numerous safety notice to flight crews, but United Airlines issu>[...]

EASA Certifies Continental MotorsÂ’ CD-155 Engine For DA42 TDI

Now Approved For European Installation, FAA Certification Pending EASA has certified Continental Motors Group CD-155 hp Jet-A diesel engine option for installation in the Diamond t>[...]

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition's Just Around The Corner!

Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW! ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... based on all the nonsense we've had to endure in 2014-2015 (which we are duty-bound to lampoon), this may>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.03.15)

How Planes Work Need a great illustration of an airplane, clearly labeled, so you can explain -- again -- why planes stay up in the air? This is a good illustration; maybe they'll >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.03.15): Have Numbers

Used by pilots to inform ATC that they have received runway, wind, and altimeter information only.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC