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Delta Oct Traffic Up 21.8%
Tuesday November 5, 3:20 pm ET
ATLANTA -(Dow Jones)- Delta Air Lines Inc.'s October traffic rose 21.8% aided by a passenger decline in October 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
October 2002 traffic fell 7%, compared with October 2000.
In a press release Tuesday, the airline said it flew 8.62 billion revenue passenger miles for the month, compared with 7.08 billion a year ago.
A revenue passenger mile is one paying passenger flown one mile.
Load factor, or percentage of seats filled, was 70.9% for the month, up from 60.5% last year. October 2000 load factor was 69%. In September 2002, load factor was 67.5%.
ARLINGTON (theHub.com) - US Airways Express will begin operating an all-regional jet fleet between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Charleston, S.C., replacing its turbo-prop aircraft on the route beginning Jan. 5.
US Airways Express carrier Mesa Airlines will operate the new service using the 50-seat Embraer-145 Regional Jet. The service consists of four daily roundtrips.
â€œThe use of regional jets provides 52 more seats each day on quiet and comfortable aircraft, while maintaining a convenient schedule for same-day travel or connections at Reagan National to other cities on the US Airways network,â€ said Ben Baldanza, senior vice president of marketing and planning.
â€œThe popularity of these 50-seat regional jets continues to grow and we are delighted to be able to add RJ flying on this route.â€ Baldanza added that with regional jets replacing turbo-prop aircraft, customers will be able to cut between 15-20 minutes off of their existing flight time.