Spirit Airlines, the largest privately-held airline in the U.S., carried 380,113 passengers in the month of August 2002 with a system-wide load factor of 78.0 percent and a year-to-date load factor of 73.7 percent.
Additional traffic results for August 2002 report Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) of 411,025, an increase of 11.8 percent for the month as compared to the same time period in 2001. Available Seat Miles (ASMs) of 527,276 increased 15.5 percent.
“Spirit’s traffic remains solid with an modest increase in passengers carried, Available Seat Miles and Revenue Passenger Miles due to new and expanded service,” said Tom Anderson, chief marketing officer of Spirit Airlines.
Spirit currently operates 90 flights to 14 cities/markets in the United States and recently announced, Spirit Plus, an upgraded coach class of service, including wide leather seats in two 2 by two 2 seating, dedicated check-in, complimentary cocktails and snacks, priority boarding and more, all without sacrificing low fares. The upgrade fee, available day of departure at any Spirit Airlines ticket counter, is $40 per segment. Spirit Plus seats are also available in advance on a non-refundable or refundable basis.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Spirit Airlines is the largest privately-held airline in the U.S. 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 (seasonal service). Spirit’s website is www.spiritair.com.