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March 2009 and 1Q09 traffic figures released by Great Lakes Aviation

8th April 2009 - 13:33 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Great Lakes Aviation, which operates under the Great Lakes Airlines marketing identity in conjunction with codeshare agreements with United Airlines and Frontier Airlines, has announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of March 2009 and the first quarter of the calendar year.

In March traffic – measured in revenue passenger miles – totalled 10,484,000, down 24.6% from 13,907,000 in March 2008, while capacity – in available seat miles (ASMs) – grew by 18.1% to 33,345,000 from 28,233,000. The load factor thus fell to 31.44% from 49.26%, a decrease of 17.8 percentage points (pp). Passsengers carried fell by 25.8% from
51,069 in March 2008 to 37,895 in March this year.

Over the first quarter of 2009, the airline recorded 30,513,000 RPMs, 19.9% down on 1Q08's figure of 38,077. Capacity increased year-on-year for the quarter, with 96,759,000 ASMs in 1Q09, 16.7% up on 82,941,000 ASMs in 1Q08. The load factor fell by 14.4 pp in 1Q09 to 31.54% from 45.91% in the respective period last year. Total passengers in 1Q09 numbered 110,352, a decline of 21.8% against the 141,138 passengers carried in 1Q08.

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