Great Lakes Aviation announces December 2013 and full year traffic data

Great Lakes Aviation has reported its preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of December 2013 and the full calendar year.

In December, revenue passenger miles (RPMs) totalled 9,644,000, a drop of 20.2% from December 2012’s figure of 12,080,000. Available seat miles (ASMs) however, were cut by 38.1% to 19,729,000 from 31,851,000 for the respective periods.

These figures thus led to an 11.0 percentage point increase in the load factor, up to 48.9% from 37.9%. The number of passengers carried was down by 13.9% to 34,626 from 40,194 in the previous December.

For the whole of 2013, RPMs numbered 133,933,000, which was 21.2% fewer than 2012’s figure of 169,929,000. ASMs were cut by 15.8% to 334,426,000 from 397,160,000, which meant a 2.7 pp fall in the load factor to 40.1% from 42.8%. The airline carried 466,490 passengers in 2013, compared with 540,062 in 2013, a decrease of 13.6%.

Photo: Martin Rottler

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