Frontier reports February 2009 traffic for mainline and Lynx
Frontier Airlines Holdings has announced preliminary traffic results for February 2009 for both its mainline operation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lynx Aviation.
Mainline results for February 2009 show that traffic, measured in revenue passenger miles (RPMs), decreased by 19.9% to 596,736,000 from 744,762,000 and capacity, measured by available seat miles (ASMs), was down 15.4% to 810,586,000 from 957,589,000 in the same period last year.
This resulted in a load factor of 73.6%, a decrease of 4.2 percentage points (pp) over February 2008's 77.8%. The airline carried 664,930 passengers, a 12.6% decrease from 760,816 in the same period last year.
Passenger yield was 9.81 cents, down 0.14 cents or 1.4% from February 2008, while passenger unit revenue decreased 6.7% to 7.22 cents.
In February 2009, Lynx Aviation's RPMs decreased 15.7% to 23,330,000 from 27,680,000 and capacity was down by 9.4% to 43,098,000 ASMs from 47,549,000.
This resulted in a load factor for February 2009 of 54.1%, 4.1 pp down on February 2008's 58.2%. Lynx carried 67,914 passengers during the month, an 8.3% increase from 62,736 in February 2008.
Lynx's passenger yield was 20.96 cents, up 4.0 cents or 23.6% from the same period last year, while passenger unit revenue increased 14.9 percent to 11.34 cents.