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Allegiant reports December 2008 and annual traffic
Allegiant Air has reported its preliminary passenger traffic results for December and full-year 2008.
On the airline’s scheduled services, passengers numbers showed a 12.6% increase to 379,907 from 337,289 in December 2007. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) rose 9.6% from 312,563,000 in December 2007 to 342,616,000 in December 2008. Available seat miles (ASMs) in the same period dropped by 2.6% to 386,108,000 from 396,261,000. The month’s load factor of 88.7% was a 9.8 percentage point (pp) increase on 78.9% in December 2007.
Over the full year, Allegiant carried 3,894,968 passengers on scheduled services, an increase of 29.1% over the 2007 figure of 3,017,843. RPMs totalled 3,495,956,000 in 2008, up 22.9% from 2,844,358,000, while ASMs rose 13.5% from 3,423,783,000 to 3,886,696,000. The load factor for the year showed a healthy increase of 6.8 pp, rising from 83.1% in 2007 to 89.9%.
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