Northwest Airlines has seen a slight decrease in traffic figures compared to their December 2004 performance.Northwest has announced a systemwide December load factor of 80.7
percent, 2.5 points above December 2004. Northwest flew 5.82 billion
revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and 7.21 billion available seat miles
(ASMs) in December 2005, a traffic decrease of 5.7 percent and a
capacity decrease of 8.6 percent versus December 2004.