Revenue Passenger Miles

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Revenue Passenger Miles

A measure of consumer demand for an airline, bus, train, or other form of mass transportation. One calculates revenue seat miles by taking the number of passengers who pay for their seats and multiplying by the number of miles in the trip. Some overnight trips, especially on trains with sleeper cars, use a more complex measure. One excludes employees and others who receive free tickets from the calculation, but usually includes those who pay through a frequent flyer or a similar program. Revenue passenger miles are also called revenue seat miles.
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Revenue seat miles for the month showed a decrease of 7.
Revenue seat miles (traffic) for October showed an increase of 10.
1% over the same period last year, while revenue seat miles grew by 38.
American Eagle reported a decrease in revenue seat miles for September 2008 of 17.