June 13, 2012

May Traffic Up 7.4%

Traffic in May increased 7.4 percent from May 2011, on a capacity increase of 4.6 percent.

Load factor for May 2012 was 84.8 percent, an increase of 2.2 points from May 2011. Our preliminary completion factor was 99.9 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 83.0 percent.  Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of May increased three percent year over year.  For the month of June, PRASM is expected to increase between three and four percent year over year.

TRAFFIC RESULTS

            May 2012

            May 2011

        % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

2,732,428

2,545,253

7.4%

Available seat miles (000)

3,221,636

3,080,952

4.6%

Load factor

84.8%

82.6%

2.2 pts.

Revenue passengers

2,374,035

2,196,672

8.1%

Departures

21,619

20,254

6.7%

Average stage length

1,068

1,081

(1.2)%

         Y-T-D 2012

         Y-T-D 2011

         % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

13,500,998

11,968,125

12.8%

Available seat miles (000)

16,115,254

14,726,640

9.4%

Load factor

83.8%

81.3%

2.5 pts.

Revenue passengers

11,702,205

10,420,319

12.3%

Departures

107,427

97,586

10.1%

Average stage length

1,077

1,078

(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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