Our preliminary traffic results for September 2012 are in. Traffic in September increased 6.1 percent from September 2011, on a capacity increase of 7.7 percent. Load factor for September 2012 was 78.6 percent, a decrease of 1.2 points from September 2011. Our preliminary completion factor was 99.9 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 82.8 percent. Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of September decreased four percent year over year.
|September 2012||September 2011||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||2,513,957||2,368,822||6.1%|
|Available seat miles (000)||3,196,710||2,968,971||7.7%|
|Load factor||78.6%||79.8%||(1.2) pts.|
|Average stage length||1,085||1,090||(0.5)%|
|Y-T-D 2012||Y-T-D 2011||% Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||25,479,543||22,948,207||11.0%|
|Available seat miles (000)||30,201,440||27,807,333||8.6%|
|Load factor||84.4%||82.5%||1.9 pts.|
|Average stage length||1,084||1,092||(0.7)%|
(1) The U.S. Department of Transportation considers on-time arrivals to be those domestic flights arriving within 14 minutes of schedule.