American Airlines reported an October load factor of 77.1% (74.9% in 2004). Traffic grew by 1.5% year over year, on a 1.5% reduction in capacity. The airline reported 10,873 million RPM (10,717 in 2004). International traffic increased by 4.4% relative to last year, on a capacity increase of 4.7%. Domestic traffic was essentially flat compared with last year despite a 4.6% reduction in capacity. American boarded 7.7 million passengers in October.
Biden FAA leader nominee withdraws after “an onslaught of unfounded Republican attacks”
American President Joe Biden’s nominee for the role of leader of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Phillip Washington, has withdrawn his name owing to “an onslaught of unfounded Republican attacks which have focused on his service and experience, CNN reported. Though his announcement for the role was made last year, since then the