Traffic in March increased 12.5 percent from March 2011, on a capacity increase of 9.0 percent. Load factor for March 2012 was 86.3 percent, an increase of 2.7 points from March 2011. Our preliminary completion factor was 99.6 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 80.0 percent. Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile for the month of March increased eight percent year over year.
|March 2012||March 2011||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||2,954,270||2,626,257||12.5%|
|Available seat miles (000)||3,424,521||3,142,800||9.0%|
|Load factor||86.3%||83.6%||2.7 pts.|
|Average stage length||1,079||1,074||0.5%|
|Y-T-D 2012||Y-T-D 2011||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||7,908,173||6,923,700||14.2%|
|Available seat miles (000)||9,536,235||8,510,811||12.0%|
|Load factor||82.9%||81.4%||1.5 pts.|
|Average stage length||1,077||1,075||0.2%|
(1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.