LAS VEGAS, May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for April 2015.

"Our April TRASM results exceeded our guidance provided in late April," stated Jude Bricker, Senior Vice President of Planning. "While our April PRASM came in as we expected, both air related ancillary revenue and third party products revenue were stronger than originally anticipated. However, the better than expected TRASM performance in April does not affect our second quarter TRASM guidance of negative ten to negative eight percent versus the second quarter of 2014," concluded Bricker.
Scheduled Service
       
  Apr 2015 Apr 2014 Change
Passengers  752,962  658,358 14.4%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  718,888  642,321 11.9%
Available seat miles (000)  843,588  724,699 16.4%
Load factor 85.2% 88.6% (3.4) pts
Departures 5,334  4,440 20.1%
Average stage length (miles) 931  956 (2.6%)
       
Total System*
       
  Apr 2015 Apr 2014 Change
Passengers  764,454  669,532 14.2%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  726,987  651,130 11.7%
Available seat miles (000)  862,618  741,409 16.3%
Load factor 84.3% 87.8% (3.5) pts
Departures 5,559  4,607 20.7%
Average stage length (miles)  913  943 (3.2%)
       
*Total system includes scheduled service and fixed fee contract.      
 
 
Preliminary Financial Results
   
  Change
Mar 2015 actual year-over-year  
Scheduled revenue per scheduled ASM (PRASM) change (8.8%)
Mar 2015 actual year-over-year  
Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change (2.0%)
   
   
Apr 2015 estimated year-over-year PRASM change (13.7%) to (13.3%)
Apr 2015 estimated year-over-year TRASM change (6.0%) to (5.6%)
   
  $ per gallon
Apr 2015 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system $1.93
Apr 2015 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – scheduled $1.94
 
 
Guidance
   
Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
  Departures ASMs
May 2015    
Scheduled +16% +19%
     
2nd Quarter 2015    
System +16 to 20% +16 to 20%
Scheduled +16 to 20% +16 to 20%
     
3rd Quarter 2015    
System +23 to 27% +21 to 25%
Scheduled +23 to 27% +21 to 25%
     
ASMs – Available seat miles    

Allegiant, Travel is our deal. ®

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq:ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company website, Allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2014, AVIATION WEEK ranked Allegiant the Top-Performing Airline in North America for the third consecutive year. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/LSz8Q.

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