Freight capacity grew by 6.2% year-on-year in May 2018. This was the fourth month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand growth.
In response to a 2017 federal appeal court decision requiring the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reconsider its denial of a FlyersRights.org petition to set minimum seat standards and stop further shrinkage, the FAA has now again refused to regulate seats holding that evacuation tests show no problems regardless of shrunken seats and larger passengers.
Top Security Officials to Discuss Safety and Security Challenges at GBTA Convention 2018
Traffic in June increased 7.8 percent from June 2017, on a capacity increase of 5.9 percent. Load factor for June 2018 was 87.0 percent, an increase of 1.5 points from June 2017. JetBlues preliminary completion factor was 99.0 percent and its on-time (1) performance was 73.8 percent.