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Frontier Airlines Reports December And Full Year 2012 Traffic

Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for December 2012. For the month, Frontier’s load factor increased by 2 points from December 2011 to 87%. Frontier’s traffic decreased 10%, to 0.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) on a 12% decrease in capacity to 1.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Frontier Airlines served 1.0 million passengers in December.

Frontier’s annual load factor for 2012 also increased by 2 points from 2011 to 88%, a new annual record for the airline. Capacity in 2012 declined by 8% to 13.8 billion ASMs while traffic decreased only 6% to 12.1 billion RPMs.

         
December
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 845,294 875,145 -3%
ASMs (000s) 963,810 1,007,896 -4%
Block Hrs 17,337 18,768 -8%
LF % 88% 87% 1 pt
Passengers 862,761 901,770 -4%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 87,870 165,603 -47%
ASMs (000s) 105,927 211,925 -50%
Block Hrs 3,499 7,864 -56%
LF % 83% 78% 5 pts
Passengers 156,071 276,600 -44%
CONSOLIDATED
RPMs (000s) 933,164 1,040,748 -10%
ASMs (000s) 1,069,737 1,219,821 -12%
Block Hrs 20,836 26,631 -22%
LF % 87% 85% 2 pts
Passengers 1,018,832 1,178,370 -14%
 
Quarter to Date
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 2,504,619 2,587,688 -3%
ASMs (000s) 2,818,082 2,934,013 -4%
Block Hrs 50,662 54,242 -7%
LF % 89% 88% 1 pt
Passengers 2,596,521 2,731,199 -5%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 292,034 493,249 -41%
ASMs (000s) 348,292 615,696 -43%
Block Hrs 11,251 23,211 -52%
LF % 84% 80% 4 pts
Passengers 515,144 834,588 -38%
CONSOLIDATED
RPMs (000s) 2,796,653 3,080,937 -9%
ASMs (000s) 3,166,374 3,549,709 -11%
Block Hrs 61,913 77,453 -20%
LF % 88% 87% 1 pt
Passengers 3,111,665 3,565,787 -13%
 
Year to Date
2012 2011
Total   Total   Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 10,579,176 10,270,595 3%
ASMs (000s) 11,908,265 11,779,131 1%
Block Hrs 214,494 219,359 -2%
LF % 89% 87% 2 pts
Passengers 10,700,669 10,583,331 1%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 1,529,558 2,628,647 -42%
ASMs (000s) 1,865,443 3,257,489 -43%
Block Hrs 61,739 129,941 -52%
LF % 82% 81% 1 pt
Passengers 2,545,440 4,354,652 -42%
CONSOLIDATED
RPMs (000s) 12,108,734 12,899,243 -6%
ASMs (000s) 13,773,708 15,036,619 -8%
Block Hrs 276,233 349,300 -21%
LF % 88% 86% 2 pts
Passengers 13,246,109 14,937,983 -11%
 

About Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET), an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 19th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs more than 4,500 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit www.flyfrontier.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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