May 8, 2020 / 12:14 PM / 25 days ago

FACTBOX-Top airlines hit as coronavirus crisis halts travel

    May 8 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett put it aptly that "the
world has changed" for the aviation industry as travel demand plunged amid the
COVID-19 pandemic, forcing carriers globally to park jets, cancel flights and
seek financial aid.
    With no clear timetable for passengers to return to flights at pre-crisis
levels, here is a look at how top airlines fared around the world in the first
quarter as the crisis worsened in March.
    
 AIRLINE                                        Q1 2020   CHANGE VS Q1 2019
 1. UNITED AIRLINES                                       
 Available seat miles (mln)                     60,938     -7.2%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      70.9       -10 pts
 Passengers (000s)                              30,359     -16.7%
 Cargo revenue (mln)                            264        -7.7%
                                                          
 2. AMERICAN AIRLINES                                     
 Available seat miles (mln)                     62,099     -6.9%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      72.7       -9.5 pts
 Passenger enplanements (000s)                  42,201     -15.5%
 Cargo revenue (mln)                            147        -32.6%
                                                          
 3. DELTA AIR LINES                                       
 Available seat miles (mln)                     58,885     -5.7%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      73.1       -9.6 pts
 Cargo revenue (mln)                            152        -20.8%
                                                          
 4. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES                                    
 Available seat miles (mln)                     35,350     -6.7%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      67.7       -10.3 pts
 Passenger enplanements (000s)                  29,779     -21.2%
 Freight revenue (mln)                          39         -7.1%
                                                          
 5. CHINA SOUTHERN                                        
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                47,723     -42.8%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      67.9       -15 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      16,846     -53.7%
 Revenue tonne kilometers cargo and mail (mln)  1,462      -13.3%
                                                          
 6. CHINA EASTERN                                         
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                36,647     -44.3%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      67.8       -15 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      13,703     -57%
 Revenue freight tonne kilometers (mln)         438.5      -28.8%
                                                          
 7. AIR CHINA                                             
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                40,669     -42.1%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      67.8       -13.6 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      13,714     -51.8%
 Revenue freight tonne kilometers (mln)         656.2      -40.2%
                                                          
 8. BRITISH AIRWAYS                                       
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                39,248     -11.7%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      74.2       -5.4 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      8,548      -18.4%
 Cargo tonne kilometers (mln)                   879        -17.2%
                                                          
 9. TURKISH AIRLINES                                      
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                38,381     -10%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      75.5       -4.6 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      13,393     -20%
 Cargo and mail (tons)                          378,743    +3.6%
                                                          
 10. AIR FRANCE                                           
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                36,683     -11.3%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      79.6       -5.9 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      9,486      -21%
 Revenue cargo tonne kilometers (mln)           815        -11.3%
                                                          
 11. CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS                               
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                26,492     -34%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      69.2       -14.8 pts  
 Passengers carried (000s)                      4,330      -52.3%  
 Cargo and mail revenue tonne kilometers (mln)  2,297      -15%
                                                          
 12. AIR CANADA                                           
 Available seat miles (mln)                     23,511     -9.6%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      74.5       -7.3 pts
 Revenue passengers carried (000s)              9,927      -17.5%
                                                          
 13. SINGAPORE AIRLINES                                   
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                28,481     -9.4%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      69.1       -12.5 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      3,874      -25%
 Freight tonne kilometers (mln)                 1,392      -13.4%
                                                          
 14. EASYJET                                              
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                20,753     -23.3%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      89         -1.6 pts
 Passengers (000s)                              16,400     -18.2%
                                                          
 15. KLM-ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES                             
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                25,720     -9.4%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      80.3       -7.3 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      6,276      -18.9%
 Revenue cargo tonne kilometers (mln)           1,017      -9.8%
                                                          
 16. AEROFLOT RUSSIAN AIRLINES                            
 Available seat kilometers (mln)                28,685     -6.6%
 Passenger load factor (%)                      66.7       -9.1 pts
 Passengers carried (000s)                      6,930      -18%
 Revenue cargo tonne kilometers (mln)           235.3      +14.1%
                                                          
 
Carriers are ranked as per 2019 capacity by aviation data firm OAG.

Emirates, Qatar Airways, Ryanair and Lufthansa were not included among the top
airlines list as they are yet to report their performance numbers.

 (Compiled by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
  
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