What do US policymakers make of UK strategic thinking in the wake of the Integrated Review, and how could subsequent events affect the transatlantic defence relationship?
Allegiant reports 21% scheduled service passenger rise in March
Allegiant Air has reported preliminary passenger traffic results for March and the first quarter of 2009. The number of passengers carried on scheduled services rose by 20.9% to 515,298 compared with 426,280 in March 2008.
Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) stood at 468,600,000, a 19.1% increase over March 2008's figure of 393,314,000. Available seat miles (ASMs) for the respective months were 507,852,000 and 433,009,000, a 17.3% increase. This resulted in a load factor increase of 1.5 percentage points from 90.8% last March to 92.3% in March this year.
Over the first quarter of 2009 (1Q09), passengers on scheduled flights numbered 1,210,325, up 14.8% from 1,054,398 in 1Q08. The airline reported 1Q09 RPMs of 1,102,470,000, an increase of 13.3% over 1Q08's 973,248,000. ASMs for the respective periods were 1,214,832,000 and 1,120,013,000. This equated to an 8.5% increase from 1Q08 to 1Q09. The load factor for 1Q09 was 90.8%, a rise of 3.9 pp over the 86.9% reported for 1Q08.
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