February 15, 2013

January Traffic Up 11.2%!

Our preliminary traffic results for January 2013 are in. Traffic in January increased 11.2 percent from January 2012, on a capacity increase of 9.9 percent. Load factor for January 2013 was 81.7 percent, an increase of 1.0 point from January 2012. Our preliminary completion factor was 99.7 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 78.3 percent.  Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of January was relatively flat year over year.  For the month of February, PRASM is expected to increase between 1.5% and 2.5% year over year.

TRAFFIC RESULTS

 January 2013

 January 2012

        % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

2,788,721

2,508,931

11.2%

Available seat miles (000)

3,414,264

3,107,654

9.9%

Load factor

81.7%

80.7%

1.0 pt.

Revenue passengers

2,387,691

2,164,187

10.3%

Departures

22,545

20,653

9.2%

Average stage length

1,090

1,076

1.3%

(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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