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

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These all-time highs resulted in the record load factor because passenger travel grew faster than system capacity.
Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (Bovespa: GOLL4) (NYSE: GOL) reported on Monday its operational results for June 2009, showing a fall in both capacity and load factor, despite a slight growth in passenger traffic.
9% boost in capacity, but still led all regions with a load factor of 82.
However, for the crisis months of October and November, GOL presented an average load factor decline of around 4 percentage points; TAM reckons that the crisis would reduced load factors by 2%.
Lufthansa Group airlines continue targeted capacity management and increase load factor in passenger traffic to 74.
The route and yield management system allows the company to offer low fares, which in turn have attracted new, price sensitive travelers that have increased load factors to more than 73.
4 per cent, keeping the cargo load factor for the whole Group virtually stable at 69 per cent (-0.
The domestic consolidated load factor for the month was 54%, with a 55% consolidated load factor for the international market and a 54% total consolidated load factor for August, for GOL.
BA said its load factor in the first quarter was up 2.
The airline reported a consolidated system load factor of 85.
Load factors grew due to strong demand on routes to the United States, Europe, the South Pacific, and between Latin American markets, as well as due to growth in the domestic markets of Peru and Argentina.
The airline reported record May load factors, which include a consolidated system load factor of 80.
Houston-based Continental said its systemwide, mainline and international load factors, all in the same range, were all records.
Load factors grew due to strong demand on routes to the United States, Europe, and the South Pacific as well as between Latin American markets; and also as a result of growth in the domestic markets of Peru and Argentina.
recorded new all-time daily record load factors of 98.