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Allegiant reports December and full-year 2009 traffic

Allegiant Air has announced its preliminary passenger traffic results for December and for the whole of 2009.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month numbered 406,238,000, an 18.6% increase on December 2008’s figure of 342,616,000. Capacity, in available seat miles (ASMs) rose to 448,398,000, 16.1% up on the 386,108,000 recorded a year earlier.

This pushed the month’s load factor into the nineties at 90.6%, 1.9 percentage points up on the 88.7% achieved the year before. Total passengers carried during the month increased by 13.2% to 429,993 from 379,907, with departures rising to 3,232 from 2,946, a 9.7% increase.

For the whole of 2009, the airline generated 4,477,119,000 RPMs, a 28.1% increase on the 2008 figure of 3,495,956,000. ASMs reached 4,950,954,000, up 27.4% from the previous year’s 3,886,696,000.

Like the December figure, the load factor thus rose into the nineties at 90.4%, 0.5 pp up on the 89.9% for 2008. Passengers carried though, went up by a hefty 26.3% to 4,919,826,000, compared with 3,894,968,000 in 2008. Departures also rose considerably, by 25.6%, to 37,115 from 29,548.

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