break-even load factor

break-even load factor

The load factor, in terms of number of passengers and freight, normally expressed as a percentage of total capacity for a particular aircraft type, at which operations are commercially viable.
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7% -- well below the airline's publicly stated third-quarter break-even load factor of 72.
In addition the airline's mainline break-even load factor, excluding special items, for the period fell by 0.
Ryanair's break-even load factor was in the low 50 per cent region, he said, putting the carrier in a strong position for an expected industry downturn.
LAN's competitive advantages are underpinned by the integration of passenger and cargo operations, which provides revenue diversification and reduces the break-even load factor.
During 2006, the number of passengers transported by TAM increased by 28% and the load factor reached 74%, well above the break-even load factor of 64%.
We believe that disclosing net income, diluted earnings per share, net margin and break-even load factor excluding special items is helpful to our investors in evaluating our operational performance because we believe that the payment received under the Emergency Wartime Appropriations Act, 2003 and the convertible debt discount amortization charged to expense due to a debt to equity conversion are events that do not occur on a regular quarterly basis.
During fiscal fourth quarter 2003, the airline's break-even load factor increased 12.
During fiscal year 2003, the airline's break-even load factor increased 7.
During fiscal fourth quarter 2002, the airline's break-even load factor, excluding the Federal grant and other unusual items, increased 1.
These factors have resulted in one of the industries' lowest break-even load factors of 52.