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Allegiant announces March, first quarter 2010 traffic

Allegiant Air has reported preliminary passenger traffic results for March and first quarter 2010.

In March the airline generated 545,573,000 revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 16.4% increase on last March’s figure of 468,600,000. Available seat miles (ASMs) totalled 587,368,000, which was 15.7% up on the 507,852,000 ASMs for March 2009.

The load factor increase may only have been 0.6 percentage points but it did take the March 2010 figure to 92.9% from last March’s already impressive 92.3%. The carrier achieved a 8.9% increase in passengers carried with 561,163 flying in March 2010 compared with 515,298 in the same month last year.

For 1Q10, Allegiant’s RPMs totalled 1,307,966,000 compared with 1,102,470,000 in 1Q09, an 18.6% rise. ASMs grew by 17.4% to 1,426,546,000 from 1,214,832,000 over the respective periods.

The load factor thus rose by 0.9 pp to 91.7% from 90.8%. A healthy 12.1% increase in passengers carried was also recorded, the total rising to 1,356,610 in 1Q10 from the 1Q09 figure of 1,210,325.

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