Increased load factor in Great Lakes’ June 2011 traffic

Great Lakes Aviation has released preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of June 2011 – featuring a 5.7 percentage point increase in the average load factor – as well as figures for the first six months of 2011.

Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June totalled 14,810,000, an 11.6% increase over the 13,273,000 RPMs recorded in June 2010. Available seat miles (ASMs) were cut by 1.7% to 31,214,000 from 31,754,000 for the respective periods.

These results created the 5.7 pp load factor increase taking June 2011’s figure to 47.5% from June 2010’s 41.8%. Passengers carried during the month numbered 48,181 compared with 44,476 last June, an 8.3% increase.

For the first half of 2011 (1H11), RPMs were up 14.0% at 76,958,000 compared with 67,507,000 in the first half of 2010 (1H10). ASMs in 1H11 were cut by 0.9% compared with 1H10 to 185,230,000 from 186,935,000.

The figures created a 1H11 load factor of 41.6%, up by 5.5 pp from 36.1% in 1H10. Passengers carried during 1H11 totalled 248,555 compared with 230,010 in 1H10, an 8.1% increase.

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