April 11, 2012

March Traffic Up 12.5%!

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.

TRAFFIC RESULTS

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.
Revenue passengers 2,565,590 2,306,228 11.2%
Departures 22,840 20,932 9.1%
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.
Revenue passengers 6,852,681 6,038,693 13.5%
Departures 63,546 56,706 12.1%
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.

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