Load factor Definition

Load factor

load fac·tor


1. This refers to the percent utilization of a given flight or route, or set of routes, and is the result of an airline's <a href="https://www.seatlink.com/tools/frequent-flyer-glossary/revenue-management/">revenue management</a> strategy. For example, an airline might say "our SEA to LAX route has a load factor of 83" which means 83% of the seats on that route are successfully sold.