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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India's 22 international airports offer even more scope on these milk and honey routes where the surge in traffic is constant and the offseason also offers better than break-even load factor.
Third-quarter traffic increased 10.4% to 8.91 billion RPKs on a 5.7% lift in capacity to 12.47 billion ASKs, producing a load factor of 71.4%, up 3.1 points year-over-year but below GOL's estimated break-even load factor of 74.4%.
In addition the airline's mainline break-even load factor, excluding special items, for the period fell by 0.1 load factor points from 78.9% to 78.8%.
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.
The result was a 7.1% fall in passenger loads to 69.7% -- well below the airline's publicly stated third-quarter break-even load factor of 72.7%.