April 12, 2013

March Traffic Up 8.6%

Our March traffic increased 8.6 percent from March 2012, on a capacity increase of 7.5 percent. Load factor for March 2013 was 87.1 percent, an increase of 0.8 points from March 2012. Our preliminary completion factor was 99.4 percent and our on-time (1) performance was 72.3 percent.  Our preliminary passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of March increased seven percent year over year. March PRASM was positively impacted by the shift in the Easter and Passover holidays from April last year.

TRAFFIC RESULTS

 March 2013

 March 2012

        % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

3,208,906

2,954,270

8.6%

Available seat miles (000)

3,682,064

3,424,521

7.5%

Load factor

87.1%

86.3%

0.8 pts.

Revenue passengers

2,745,097

2,565,590

7.0%

Departures

24,146

22,840

5.7%

Average stage length

1,095

1,079

1.5%

         Y-T-D 2013

         Y-T-D 2012

         % Change

Revenue passenger miles (000)

8,505,557

7,908,173

7.6%

Available seat miles (000)

10,140,374

9,536,235

6.3%

Load factor

83.9%

82.9%

1 pt.

Revenue passengers

7,299,517

6,852,681

6.5%

Departures

66,773

63,546

5.1%

Average stage length

1,092

1,077

1.4%

(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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