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Frontier and Lynx traffic reported for June and first half of 2009

9th July 2009 - 17:43 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Frontier Airlines Holdings has announced preliminary traffic results for June 2009 for both its mainline operation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lynx Aviation.

For the mainline service, revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased by 13.1% to 804,407,000 from 925,912,000 and capacity, measured by available seat miles (ASMs) was down 14.9% to 903,816,000 from 1,061,901,000 for the same period last year. This resulted in a record load factor of 89.0%, an increase of 1.8 points from June 2008's 87.2%. During the month, the airline carried 894,991 passengers, a 10.7% decrease from the 1,002,329 carried in the same period last year.

In the first half of the year (1H09), Frontier's RPMs fell by 17.7% to 4,198,558,000 from 5,103,402,000 in 1H08. Capacity was cut by 15.7% to 5,307,468,000 from 6,298,717,000 for the respective periods. The load factor dropped by 1.9 pp to 79.1% from 81.0%. Passengers carried in 1H09 totalled 4,657,870, down 12.2% on the 5,307,060 carried in 1H08.

Lynx Aviation's results for June 2009 show that RPMs increased by 7.1% to 35,660,000 from 33,304,000 and capacity was up 6.0% to 51,692,000 from 48,745,000 in June 2008. This resulted in a load factor for June 2009 of 69.0%, an increase of 0.7 points over June 2008's 68.3%. During the month, Lynx carried 107,284 passengers, a 10.7% increase year-on-year from 96,947 in June 2008.

For the half-year, RPMs dropped by 4.6% to 163,740,000 from 171,679,000 in 1H08. ASMs grew 1.5% to 285,032,000 from 280,933,000 for the respective periods. This resulted in a 1H09 load factor of 57.5%, a fall of 3.6 pp from the 61.1%achieved in 1H08. Passengers carried numbered 478,582 in 1H09, compared with 437,619 in 1H08, a 9.4% increase.

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