News Releases - Travel & Tourism
Written by Jordan McGee   
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 11:58

Las Vegas, August 5, 2011/ GLOBENEWSWIRE -- Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ:ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for July 2011.

Scheduled Service

                                            July 2011 July 2010 Change

Passengers                     639,789        601,401             5.2%

Revenue passenger miles (000)                    581,106        553,102             5.1%

Available seat miles (000)                          622,970        627,466          (0.7)%

Load factor                         93.3%           88.1%          5.2 pts

Departures                     4,657            4,704          (1.0)%

Average stage length (miles)                        886               890          (0.4)%

Total System*

                                                July 2011 July 2010 Change

Passengers                     672,727        629,689             6.8%

Revenue passenger miles (000)                    605,331        571,048             6.0%

Available seat miles (000)                          663,055        661,443             0.2%

Load factor                         91.3%           86.3%          5.0 pts

Departures                     5,206            5,149             1.1%

Average stage length (miles)                        847               861          (1.5)%                        

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

Preliminary Financial Results


June 2011 actual year-over-year

scheduled revenue per ASM (PRASM) change                                  24.7%

June 2011 actual year-over year

scheduled total revenue per ASM (TRASM) change                          18.9%


July 2011 estimated year-over-year PRASM change                     23.7 to 24.1%

July 2011 estimated year-over-year TRASM change                    19.8 to 20.2%


July 2011 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system                       $3.17

July 2011 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – scheduled                 $3.34



Capacity guidance, subject to revision

Year over Year Growth




August 2011









3rd Quarter 2011




(5) to (1)%

(5) to (1)%


(8) to (4)%

(5) to (1)%




4th Quarter 2011




+4 to 8%

+5 to 9%


+1 to 5%

+4 to 8%






ASMs – Available seat miles

About the Company
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix-Mesa, Orlando, Fla., and Tampa/St. Petersburg, 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 with hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel-related services.  In 2010, Allegiant was ranked number one for low-cost carriers in Aviation Week’s Top Performing Airline study and ranked 25 on FORTUNE magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies list.  ALGT/G

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