March and first quarter 2015 traffic stats announced by Great Lakes Aviation

Great Lakes Aviation has reported preliminary passenger traffic results for March 2015 and the first quarter of the year (1Q15).

In March, revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were down 44.2% to 2,793,000 from March 2014’s 5,004,000. Available seat miles (ASMs) were cut by 31.7% to 7,916,000 from 11,587,000.

The March load factor thus fell by 7.9 percentage points to 35.3% from 43.2%. The number of passengers carried was 9,879, compared with 17,200 carrried last March, a 42.6% decrease.

In 1Q15, ROMs totalled 7,465,000, a 54.5% drop compared with 1Q14’s figure of 16,405,000. ASMs for the respective periods were cut by 46.9% to 21,090,000 from 39,722,000.

The load factor in 1Q15 was therefore down – by 5.9 pp – at 35.4% compared with 41.3% in 1 Q14. The carrier transported 26,573 in 1Q15, which was 53.4% fewer than the 57,031 carried in 1Q14.

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