LAS VEGAS, Aug. 06, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for July 2015. 

Scheduled Service
 
  July 2015 July 2014 Change
Passengers     1,046,534       832,735     25.7 %
Revenue passenger miles (000)     970,786       796,634     21.9 %
Available seat miles (000)     1,073,453       861,267     24.6 %
Load factor   90.4 %   92.5 % (2.1) pts
Departures   7,022       5,421     29.5 %
Average stage length (miles)   897       926     (3.1 )%
       

                                                               
Total System*
 
  July 2015 July 2014 Change
Passengers   1,056,365       837,267     26.2 %
Revenue passenger miles (000)     979,055       800,551     22.3 %
Available seat miles (000)   1,091,750       873,990     24.9 %
Load factor   89.7 %   91.6 % (1.9) pts
Departures   7,246       5,559     30.3 %
Average stage length (miles)     885       916     (3.4 )%

*Total system includes scheduled service and fixed fee contract.

Preliminary Financial Results
  Change
June 2015 actual year-over-year  
Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change   (6.2 %)
   
   
July 2015 estimated year-over-year TRASM change (6.5%) to (6.1%)
   
  $ per gallon
July 2015 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - system $ 1.94  
July 2015 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - scheduled $ 1.95  
   
   

Guidance
 
Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
  Departures ASMs
August 2015    
Scheduled   +28 %   +26 %
     
3 nd Quarter 2015    
System +23 to 27% +21 to 25%
Scheduled +23 to 27% +21 to 25%
     
4 th Quarter 2015    
System +21 to 26% +21 to 26%
Scheduled +21 to 26% +21 to 26%
     

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, allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America's 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/SQmY7O.

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Under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only estimates or predictions based on our management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include our statements regarding future departure and capacity growth. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as the words "guidance","believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "project," "hope" or similar expressions.

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