Positive revenue growth for US carriers

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) reported that passenger revenue, based on a sample group of carriers, rose 12.5 per cent in April 2010 versus the same month in 2009, marking the fourth consecutive month of revenue growth. “The April jump in passenger revenue is a positive sign, and one showing that the US […]


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The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) reported that passenger revenue, based on a sample group of carriers, rose 12.5 per cent in April 2010 versus the same month in 2009, marking the fourth consecutive month of revenue growth. “The April jump in passenger revenue is a positive sign, and one showing that the US industry is recovering gradually from last year’s severely depressed levels,” said ATA president and CEO James C. May. US airlines saw cargo traffic, as measured in cargo revenue tonne kilometres, rise 22 per cent year-on-year (12 per cent domestically and 30 per cent internationally) in March 2010, driven by increased international trade. April 2010 cargo data is not yet available.