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Horizon Air reports March and 1st quarter 2010 traffic

Horizon Air has announced preliminary traffic figures for both March 2010 and the first quarter of the calendar year.

The carrier reported a 3.8 percentage point increase in load factor to 73.3% in March 2010, compared to 69.5% in March 2009. This came from a 6.6% increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) to 204 million from 191 million and a 1.0% increase in available seat miles (ASMs) to 278 million from 276 million in March 2010 and March 2009 respectively.

During March 2010, Horizon carried 566,000 passengers, 1.4% more than the 558,000 carried in March 2009.

RPMs for the first quarter (1Q10) totalled 566 million compared with 524 million in 1Q09, an 8.0% increase. ASMs grew by only 0.8% to 793 million from 787 million in the respective periods.

The quarterly load factor thus rose by 4.8 pp to 71.4% in 1Q10 from 1Q09’s figure of 66.6%. Also over the respective periods, the total number of revenue passengers increased by 2.5% to 1,584 million from 1,546 million.

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