December and full 2009 traffic announced by Horizon Air

Horizon Air has reported its traffic figures for December 2009 and the full calendar year.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month totalled 211 million, a 15.1% increase on December 2008’s 183 million. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased by 10.5% to 278 million from 251 million. These figures produced a 3.1 percentage point increase in the load factor, which went up to 75.9% from 72.8 percent for the respective months. Revenue passengers carried in December numbered 594,000, compared with 532,000 in December 2008, an 11.6% increase.

For the 2009 calendar year, RPMs totalled 2,408 million, a drop of 8.6% on 2008’s figure of 2,635 million. ASMs also fell, by 9.0%, to 3,292 million from 3,617 million. The resultant annual load factor was 73.1%, a slight rise (0.2 pp) on 2008’s load factor of 72.9%.

Revenue passengers for the year fell by 8.5% to 6,759,000 from 7,390,000 in 2008.

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