FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (June 10, 2002) - Spirit Airlines reports May 2002 traffic figures with 306,389 passengers carried for the month, an increase of 6.8 percent from the same period in 2001. System-wide, Spirit currently operates 100 flights daily with a 70.5 percent load factor for the month of May 2002 and a year-to-date load factor of 72.3 percent.
“Load factor decreased this month, however, Spirit’s overall traffic is solid and continues an upward trend with new service that launched this month to Denver and additional flights for nearly all of our destinations,” said Tom Anderson, chief marketing officer of Spirit Airlines.
Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) of 316,611 increased 10.7 percent for the month as compared to the same time period in 2001 while Available Seat Miles (ASMs) of 449,384 increased 17.5 percent.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Spirit Airlines is the largest privately-held airline in the U.S. and serves 15 destinations with 100 daily flight departures. With a fleet of modern aircraft for scheduled and charter service, Spirit serves Atlantic City, N.J. Chicago/O’Hare, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, S.C., New York/LaGuardia, Oakland, Calif., San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.