March 13, 2012

February Traffic Up 17%

Our preliminary traffic results for February 2012 are in! Traffic in February increased 17.4 percent from February 2011, on a capacity increase of 15.5 percent.

Load factor for February 2012 was 81.4 percent, an increase of 1.3 points from February 2011. Our preliminary completion factor was 99.8 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 84.3 percent.  Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of February increased six percent year over year.   For the month of March, PRASM is expected to increase between 6.5 and 7.5 percent year over year.

OUR TRAFFIC RESULTS
February 2012 February 2011 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 2,444,972 2,082,893 17.4%
Available seat miles (000) 3,004,060 2,600,041 15.5%
Load factor 81.4% 80.1% 1.3 pts
Revenue passengers 2,122,904 1,818,082 16.8%
Departures 20,053 17,295 15.9%
Average stage length 1,076 1,076 0.0%
Y-T-D 2012 Y-T-D 2011 % Change
Revenue passenger miles (000) 4,953,903 4,297,443 15.3%
Available seat miles (000) 6,111,714 5,368,011 13.9%
Load factor 81.1% 80.1% 1.0 pts
Revenue passengers 4,287,091 3,732,465 14.9%
Departures 40,706 35,774 13.8%
Average stage length 1,076 1,075 0.1%

(1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.

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