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Frontier Airlines Reports September 2013 Traffic

Stocks in this article: RJET

Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ/NM: RJET), today reported preliminary traffic results for September 2013. For the month, Frontier’s total system load factor increased three percentage points to 91%, from September 2012’s 88%, setting a new record for the month and a record fifth consecutive month with a load factor above 90%. Frontier’s total system revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased 11% to 0.8 billion RPMs on a 13% reduction in available seat miles (ASMs). Frontier Airlines served approximately 0.9 million passengers in September, a 10% reduction from the same period last year.

        September    
2013     2012
Total     Total     Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 793,652 793,796 0%
ASMs (000s) 872,852 894,122 -2%
Block Hrs 15,534 15,895 -2%
LF % 91% 89% 2 pts
Passengers 907,324 833,035 9%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 16,040 112,868 -86%
ASMs (000s) 21,764 136,931 -84%
Block Hrs 611 4,282 -86%
LF % 74% 82% -8 pts
Passengers 19,824 197,220 -90%
TOTAL SYSTEM
RPMs (000s) 809,692 906,664 -11%
ASMs (000s) 894,616 1,031,053 -13%
Block Hrs 16,145 20,177 -20%
LF % 91% 88% 3 pts
Passengers 927,148 1,030,255 -10%
 
Quarter to Date
2013 2012
Total     Total     Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 2,626,114 2,791,051 -6%
ASMs (000s) 2,834,041 3,048,042 -7%
Block Hrs 50,235 53,950 -7%
LF % 93% 92% 1 pt
Passengers 2,903,714 2,847,658 2%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 88,602 389,840 -77%
ASMs (000s) 100,783 447,123 -77%
Block Hrs 2,864 13,852 -79%
LF % 92% 87% 4 pts
Passengers 113,526 664,017 -83%
TOTAL SYSTEM
RPMs (000s) 2,714,717 3,180,891 -15%
ASMs (000s) 2,934,824 3,495,166 -16%
Block Hrs 53,099 67,802 -22%
LF % 93% 91% 2 pts
Passengers 3,017,240 3,511,675 -14%
 
Year to Date
2013 2012
Total     Total     Change
MAINLINE
RPMs (000s) 7,412,647 8,074,557 -8%
ASMs (000s) 8,190,067 9,090,183 -10%
Block Hrs 146,788 163,832 -10%
LF % 91% 89% 2 pts
Passengers 7,992,335 8,104,148 -1%
REGIONAL
RPMs (000s) 287,827 1,237,524 -77%
ASMs (000s) 343,208 1,517,152 -77%
Block Hrs 10,299 50,488 -80%
LF % 84% 82% 2 pts
Passengers 406,782 2,030,296 -80%
TOTAL SYSTEM
RPMs (000s) 7,700,474 9,312,080 -17%
ASMs (000s) 8,533,274 10,607,334 -20%
Block Hrs 157,087 214,320 -27%
LF % 90% 88% 2 pts
Passengers 8,399,117 10,134,444 -17%
 

About Frontier AirlinesFrontier 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 20 th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 75 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs more than 3,900 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit FlyFrontier.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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