Great Lakes Aviation reports March and 1Q11 traffic data

Great Lakes Aviation has announced its preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of March 2011 and for the first quarter of the calendar year.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) flown totalled 13,239,000 compared with 11,178,000 in March 2010, an increase of 18.4%. Available seat miles increased marginally – by 0.2% – to 32,229,000 from 32,160,000.

The load factor thus increased by 6.3 percentage points to 41.1% from 34.8%. Passengers carried totalled 42,832, an 11.6% increase over March 2010’s figure of 38,381.

In the first quarter (1Q11), RPMs were up 17.5% at 36,030,000, compared with 30,665,000 in 1Q10. ASMs, however, were only increased by 1.4% to 92,808,000 from 91,497,000.

The load factor for 1Q11, 38.8%, was therefore 5.3 pp up on 1Q10’s figure of 33.5%. The airline carried 116,388 passengers in 1Q11, compared with 105,727 in 1Q10, a rise of 10.1%.

(Photo courtesy of Martin Rottler)

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