What’s Yield in traffic?

[Ref. The Global Airline Industry Edited By Peter Belobaba, Amedeo Odoni and Cynthia Barnhart © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, L td. ISBN: 978-0-470-74077-4]

Yield = total passenger revenues / RPK

Yield is a measure of the average fare paid by all passengers per kilometer (or mile) flown. For example, if an airline records 140,000 RPK and $16,000 total passenger revenue, its yield would be $16,000/140,000 = $0.114 per RPK.

Notes: Please be careful that high yield is often (incorrectly) used as an indicator of airline success!

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