LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - March 06, 2017) - Allegiant Travel Company (ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for February 2017.
"February unit revenue came in as expected," stated Lukas Johnson, SVP, Commercial. "We expect to see March year over year TRASM performance be slightly better than February and are comfortable with maintaining our first quarter TRASM guidance of a year over year decrease between 3.5 and 1.5 percent versus the first quarter of last year."
|February 2017||February 2016||Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||801,502||772,957||3.7%|
|Available seat miles (000)||982,056||904,103||8.6%|
|Load factor||81.6%||85.5%||(3.9) pts|
|Average stage length (miles)||911||944||(3.5%)|
|February 2017||February 2016||Change|
|Revenue passenger miles (000)||817,784||783,200||4.4%|
|Available seat miles (000)||1,026,229||931,953||10.1%|
|Load factor||79.7%||84.0%||(4.3) pts|
|Average stage length (miles)||906||940||(3.6%)|
*Total system includes scheduled service and fixed fee contract.
Preliminary Financial Results
|Jan 2017 actual year-over-year|
|Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change||(6.5%)|
|Feb 2017 estimated year-over-year TRASM change||(3.2%) to (2.8%)|
|$ per gallon|
|Feb 2017 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - system||$1.84|
Capacity guidance, subject to revision
|Year over Year Growth|
|1st Quarter 2017|
|System||+15 to 17%||+11 to 13%|
|Scheduled||+15 to 17%||+11 to 13%|
|2nd Quarter 2017|
|System||+14 to 18%||+11 to 15%|
|Scheduled||+14 to 18%||+11 to 15%|
ASMs - Available seat miles
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF.
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