LAS VEGAS, Sept. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Allegiant (NASDAQ:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for August 2015. 

Scheduled Service
  August 2015 August 2014 Change
Passengers     806,133       657,307     22.6 %
Revenue passenger miles (000)     749,635       623,677     20.2 %
Available seat miles (000)     868,017       688,798     26.0 %
Load factor   86.4 %   90.5 % (4.1) pts
Departures   5,682       4,367     30.1 %
Average stage length (miles)   894       919     (2.7 )%

Total System*
  August 2015 August 2014 Change
Passengers   816,925       666,410     22.6 %
Revenue passenger miles (000)     757,478       630,519     20.1 %
Available seat miles (000)   890,296       708,918     25.6 %
Load factor   85.1 %   88.9 % (3.8) pts
Departures   5,932       4,585     29.4 %
Average stage length (miles)     878       901     (2.6 )%
*Total system includes scheduled service and fixed fee contract.

Preliminary Financial Results
Jul 2015 actual year-over-year  
  Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change   (6.1 %)
August 2015 estimated year-over-year TRASM change (12.2%) to (11.8%)
  $ per gallon
August 2015 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - system $ 1.75  
August 2015 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - scheduled $ 1.77  

Capacity guidance, subject to revision Year over Year Growth
  Departures ASMs
September 2015    
  Scheduled   +21 %   +20 %
3 rd Quarter 2015    
  System +26 to 28% +23 to 25%
  Scheduled +26 to 28% +23 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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