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(aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)

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The rolling 12-month load factor improved to 93.2% from 91.7% in the year to July 2018.
E- In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, domestic load factor reached to 84%.
Total capacity climbed 6.7%, and load factor dipped 0.1 percentage point to 78.4%.
America, Far East and Middle East showed load factor growth of 5 points, 5 points, 3 points and 2 points respectively.
The total load factor improved by one point, with an increase of 3.6 percent in capacity (available seat kilometer), while the international LF increased by 1.7 points to reach 78 percent and the domestic load factor stood at 83 percent.
Meanwhile, Wizz Air saw passenger numbers rise by 18.2% to 1.73m, and load factor improve by 1.1% to 90.8%.
For the full year 2014, load factor was a record 83.4 per cent, versus 82.8 per cent in 2013, an increase 0.6 percentage points.
Domestic traffic was 2.9% lower on 2.6% less capacity, resulting in a domestic load factor of 88.2%, 0.3 points lower than the same period last year.
This led to a combined load factor increase of 1.0 percentage points to 82.0% in October 2011, compared to 81.0% in October last year.
Load factor is a simple, reliable index of how well (or how poorly) the peak demand is being managed.
Air France-KLM, which operates several services from Birmingham International Airport, said passenger traffic rose 2.6 percent year-onyear in June, but a bigger 4.1 per cent increase in capacity caused its load factor - how full planes are - to fall 1.2 points to 81.5 per cent.
Passenger statistics show the group's load factor stood at 86.8% in June, down from 87.6%a year earlier, after the airline carried 3.44m people, an increase of 15.1% on a year earlier.
Capacity was up 3.8% to 20.29 billion ASKs, dropping load factor 0.4 point to 79.4%.
Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for November 2018, reached 81.4% Load Factor in that month.