Mesaba Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary company of MAIR Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:MAIR), today reported capacity and traffic for October. Mesaba Aviation flew 265.5 million available seat miles (ASMs) in October, which was up 9.4% year over year. Mesaba Aviation carried 512,003 passengers in the month, which was up 4.3% year over year generating 155.3 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs). Passenger load factor, representing capacity filled, increased 0.5 points year over year to 58.5%.
Mesaba Aviation, Inc., d/b/a Mesaba Airlines, operates as a Northwest Jet Airlink and Northwest Airlink partner under service agreements with Northwest Airlines. Currently, Mesaba Aviation serves 114 cities in 30 states and Canada from Northwest`s and Mesaba Aviation`s three major hubs: Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Memphis. Mesaba Aviation operates an advanced fleet of 103 regional jet and jet-prop aircraft, consisting of the 69 passenger Avro RJ85 and the 30-34 passenger Saab SF340.