Allegiant Air’s August Traffic Surges

Allegiant Air, a unit of Allegiant Travel Co., said Thursday that total system traffic and capacity surged in August, compared to the same month a year ago.


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Total system includes scheduled service, fixed fee contract and non-revenue flying.

The carrier said that on a total system basis it flew 410.1 million revenue passenger miles last month, a 36.1 percent increase from 301.2 million a year earlier.

A revenue passenger mile is an industry metric measuring one paying passenger flown one mile.

Available seat miles, or capacity, rose 41.2 percent to 469.8 million from 332.7 million a year earlier.

Load factor, or occupancy, fell 3.2 percentage points to 87.3 percent from 90.5 percent a year earlier.

Las Vegas based Allegiant is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Fla. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., Phoenix-Mesa, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the Company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline offering air travel both on a stand-alone basis and bundled other travel related services.