Mainline reported a 5.8 percent increase in traffic on a 7.3 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2017. Load factor decreased 1.2 points to 85.8 percent. Mainline also reported 81.8 percent of its flights arrived on time in May 2018, compared to 76.2 percent reported in May 2017.
For the month of May 2018, Copa Holdings' system-wide passenger traffic (RPMs) increased 16.1% year over year, while capacity (ASMs) increased 13.4%. As a result, system load factor for the month was 84.4%, 2.0 percentage points higher than May 2017.
The G650ER departed White Plains, New York, at 1:30 p.m. May 12 and arrived in Shanghai at 3:10 p.m. local time May 13. Flown at an average speed of Mach 0.86, the 6,870-nautical-mile/12,723-kilometer flight took just 13 hours and 40 minutes.
Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) seeking immunity from antitrust laws to create a joint venture (JV) that promises significant advantages for consumers.