Frontier Airlines announces January 2012 traffic

Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, has reported preliminary traffic results for January 2012.

Frontier’s revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased 2%, to 889,834,000 from last January’s 907,082,000. Available seat miles (ASMs) were down by 8%, at 1,108,964,000 from 1,209,847,000.

Frontier served 1.0 million passengers in January, a 3% decrease from January 2011. For the month, Frontier had a load factor of 80% compared to 75% in the same month last year. It was Frontier’s seventh consecutive record monthly load factor.

The load factor in January 2011 was 80%, which was 5 percentage points higher than January 2010’s figure of 75%.

“This is the first January in which Frontier achieved a load factor in excess of 80%. This represents a great start to 2012,” declared Daniel Shurz, Frontier Airlines senior-vice president, commercial.

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