Great Lakes Aviation releases June 2009 and half-year traffic figures
Great Lakes Aviation has announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of June 2009 and for the first half of 2009 (1H09).
In June the carrier reported 11,516,000 revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 15% decrease on last June's 13,552,000. Capacity, in available seat miles (ASMs), was increased by 15.5% to 33,878,000 from 29,336,000 for the respective months. This led to a 12.2 percentage point drop in load factor to 33.99% from 46.20%.
Overall, the carrier transported 41,635 passengers in June 2009, 17.5% fewer than last June's figure of 50,456. The revenue per ASM (RASM) also fell, by 10.6%, to 28.52 cents from 31.14 cents.
For 1H09, the airline registered 63,320,000 RPMs, down 17.2% on the 76,508,000 recorded in 1H08. ASMs increased by 18.3% from 167,988,000 in 1H08 to 198,760,000 in 1H09. The load factor consequently fell by 13.7 pp to 31.86% from 45.54%.
The airline carried 229,593 passengers in 1H09, compared with 284,198 in 1H08, which represents a fall of 19.2%. RASM dropped by 8.4% from 31.14 cents in 1H08 to 28.52 in 1H09.
Great Lakes provides scheduled passenger service at 65 airports in seventeen states with a fleet of Embraer EMB 120 Brasilias and Raytheon/Beech 1900Ds. All scheduled flights are operated under the Great Lakes Airlines marketing identity in conjunction with codeshare agreements with United Airlines and/or Frontier Airlines.