Great Lakes July traffic figures announced

Great Lakes Aviation has reported its preliminary passenger traffic results for July 2014.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) fell to 4,936,000 from July 2013’s 12,883,000, a decrease of 61.7%. Available seat miles (ASMs), however, were cut by 70.6% by the removal of seats in the airlines Beech 1900D in order to let the airline operate with pilots having fewer than 1,500 hours. The ASM figure for July 2014 was 8,856,000, compared with 30,090,000 in July 2013.

The load factor though, rose by 12.9 percentage points to 55.7% from 42.8% last July. Overall, Great Lakes carried 17,267 in July, 62.2% fewer than the 45,658 carried in July 2014.

Photo: Martin Rottler

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