Airtran Reports 5.4 Percent Increase in Traffic for February

AirTran Airways posted increases in traffic, capacity, enplaned passengers and load factor in February, according to preliminary numbers released March 3.


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Traffic, also known as revenue passenger miles, climbed 5.4 percent to 1.29 million for February.

In addition, capacity was up 4.2 percent, while the number of total passengers climbed 0.4 percent to 1.6 million.

Load factor — how full planes were — was also up by 0.9 percentage points to 75.1 percent.

The Orlando-based airline said year-to-date numbers for 2010 were also up compared to the same period in 2009.

Traffic climbed 6.1 percent to 2.6 million, capacity was up 6.4 percent, and total passengers onboard rose 1.5 percent to 3.3 million. However, load factor fell 0.2 percentage points to 73.5 percent.

AirTran Airways is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings Inc. and a Fortune 1000 company.

Founded in 1993, AirTran Airways is one of America’s largest low-fare airlines and offers quality jet service with over 700 daily flights to 69 destinations. AirTran Airways is the second largest carrier at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.