LAS VEGAS, June 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for May 2015.

"Our May TRASM results exceeded our expectations while PRASM performed as we thought it would," stated Jude Bricker, Senior Vice President of Planning. "We have seen two months of TRASM outperformance and feel confident in the demand trends that we are seeing in June. Due to this improvement, we are updating our second quarter TRASM guidance to negative eight to negative seven percent versus the second quarter of 2014," concluded Bricker.
Scheduled Service
  May 2015 May 2014 Change
Passengers  739,691  649,122 14.0%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  693,099  598,158 15.9%
Available seat miles (000)  806,025  672,430 19.9%
Load factor 86.0% 89.0% (3.0) pts
Departures 5,187  4,392 18.1%
Average stage length (miles) 914  896 2.0%
Total System*
  May 2015 May 2014 Change
Passengers  753,144  660,981 13.9%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  704,433  609,480 15.6%
Available seat miles (000)  828,617  690,584 20.0%
Load factor 85.0% 88.3% (3.3) pts
Departures 5,423  4,567 18.7%
Average stage length (miles)  899  886 1.5%

*Total system includes scheduled service and fixed fee contract.
Preliminary Financial Results
Apr 2015 actual year-over-year Scheduled revenue per scheduled ASM (PRASM) change (13.3%)
Apr 2015 actual year-over-year Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change (5.6%)
May 2015 estimated year-over-year PRASM change (18.8%) to (18.4%)
May 2015 estimated year-over-year TRASM change (10.0%) to (9.5%)
  $ per gallon
May 2015 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system $2.18
May 2015 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – scheduled $2.22
Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
  Departures ASMs
June 2015    
Scheduled +18% +16%
2nd Quarter 2015    
System +17 to 19% +17 to 19%
Scheduled +17 to 19% +17 to 19%
3rd Quarter 2015    
System +23 to 27% +21 to 25%
Scheduled +23 to 27% +21 to 25%

ASMs – Available seat miles

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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, 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:


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