Passenger mile
Passenger mile Pas"sen*ger mile (Railroads) A unit of measurement of the passenger transportation performed by a railroad during a given period, usually a year, the total of which consists of the sum of the miles traversed by all the passengers on the road in the period in question. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • passenger mile — passenger mileage. a unit of measurement, consisting of one mile traveled by a passenger, that airlines, railroads, and other public transportation facilities use in recording volume of traffic. Also, passenger mile. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • passenger mile — passenger mileage. a unit of measurement, consisting of one mile traveled by a passenger, that airlines, railroads, and other public transportation facilities use in recording volume of traffic. Also, passenger mile. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

  • passenger-mile — noun : a statistical unit denoting one mile traveled by one passenger and used by agencies of public transportation (as railroads, bus lines, or airlines) in measuring the volume of passenger traffic * * * passˈenger mileˈ noun One mile travelled …   Useful english dictionary

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  • passenger-mile — One passenger transported over one mile. It is a measure of the travel provided by an airline …   Aviation dictionary

  • passenger mile — noun one mile travelled by one passenger, as a unit of traffic …   English new terms dictionary

  • passenger mile — In statistics of transportation, a unit of measure equal to the transport of one passenger over one mile of route …   Black's law dictionary

  • passenger mile — noun A basic unit used by transport companies for calculating profit levels etc. It is calculated by dividing total distance travelled in a given period by the number of passengers. See Also: passenger kilometer …   Wiktionary

  • Revenue passenger mile — Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) is a measure of a passenger traffic for an airline flight, bus, or train calculated by multiplying the total number of revenue paying passengers aboard the vehicle by the distance traveled measured in miles. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Revenue Passenger Mile - RPM — A transportation industry metric that shows the number of miles traveled by paying passengers. Revenue passenger miles are calculated by multiplying the number of paying passengers by the distance traveled. For example, an airplane with 100… …   Investment dictionary

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