Not Taking Flight.

OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, U.S. Airlines have launched several new routes to Latin America, but U.S. Department of Transportation numbers show several routes have been struggling to find passengers.

The routes listed here have either been discontinued or are flying at less than half of capacity, also known as average load factor within the industry.

AIRLINE/ROUTE MONTHS AVERAGE IN OPERATION LOAD FACTOR CONTINENTAL AIRLINES Newark, N.J.-Rio de Janeiro Nine 32% Newark, N.J.-Sao Paulo Nine 43% Newark, N.J.-Santiago Three 37% AMERICAN...

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