Yesterday the DoT updated their T-100 dataset. Here is our updated model on how the big US airlines are doing.
Load factors softened but that should not be a concern yet. However, notice that load factors were pretty stable from 2016 through 2018. So, an item to watch.
In the colorful table, we notice that the big airlines continue to vacuum up traffic. This makes it harder for smaller airlines and very hard for start-ups. (Hello Messrs Levy and Neeleman)
It is interesting to see that the average numbers of passengers per flight have stayed remarkably consistent. On page two note the air time per flight and how this is changing, too.
Select an airline from the pull-down list to see the model change.