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March 2009 and 1Q traffic figures for Horizon Air
Horizon Air reported a decrease in load factor to 69.5% in March 2009, compared to 73.8% in March 2008.
This figure resulted from a 15.9% decline in capacity compared to the prior-year period – 275 million available seats miles (ASMs) versus 327 million ASMs. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) fell by 20.7% to 191 million in March 2009 from 241 million in March last year. Revenue passengers carried also fell, by 15.3% to 558,000 from 659,000 year-on-year.
In the first quarter of 2009 (1Q09), the load factor decreased by 3.3 percentage points from 69.9% in 1Q08 to 66.6%. RPMs fell to 524 million in 1Q09 from 658 million the the respective quarter last year, a 20.4% drop. ASMs declined by 16.5% for the respective periods, standing at 787 million in 1Q09 against 942 million in 1Q08.
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