United Airlines, the largest carrier out of Colorado Springs Airport, reported its highest-ever May passenger load factor of 83.8 percent for flights nationwide. Total scheduled revenue passenger miles increased in May by 4.5 percent on capacity increase of 2.1 percent in scheduled available seat miles compared with the same period in 2005.
Meanwhile, American Airlines, the third-largest carrier out of the Colorado Springs Airport, reported a May load factor of 80.7 percent - an increase of 2.6 points compared with the same period last year. Traffic grew by 3.7 percent year over year, while capacity increased only slightly. Domestic traffic grew by 2.1 percent year over year on 1.9 percent less capacity. International traffic increased by 6.9 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 4.6 percent. American boarded 8.6 million passengers in May.