May 06, 2008

Allegiant Passenger Numbers

Regional carrier Allegiant Air LLC said its total traffic rose 26.3 percent in April as it beefed up capacity and flew fuller planes. The company, operated by Allegiant Travel Co., said total system traffic, which includes scheduled service, contract flights and other flying, increased to 326.1 million revenue passenger miles, compared with 258.3 million a year earlier.

A revenue passenger mile is an industry measurement accounting for one paying passenger flown one mile. Capacity increased 19.9 percent to 382.9 million available seat miles, from 319.4 million a year earlier. Load factor, a measure of occupancy, increased 4.3 percentage points to 85.2 percent

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