Spirit Airlines’ February Traffic Figures Mark Continued Growth for Low Fare Specialist

Spirit Airlines’ February 2001 traffic results continue to exhibit the carrier’s upward trend with Revenue Passenger Miles at 283,244,000, Available Seat Miles at 368,484,000, with passengers carried reaching 284,396 and a load factor of 76.9 percent.
“Our February traffic results reflect a solid passenger response to our enhanced winter schedule and low fare options,” said Ned Homfeld, chairman and founder of Spirit Airlines.

“We predict a growth trend to continue as we expand service in markets across Florida, the Midwest, the Northeast and California launching this spring and summer,” said Homfeld.

Spirit’s traffic continues to grow faster than capacity with marked increases from the same period of a year ago.

Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs)

RPMs continue to escalate to 283,244,000 - a 20.5 percent increase from Feb. 2000.


Available Seat Miles (ASM)

ASMs rose to 368,484,000 - an 18.1 percent increase from Feb 2000.

Passengers Carried

Spirit carried 284,396 passengers - a 19.5 percent increase from Feb. 2000.

Load Factor

Load factor grew to 76.9 percent - a 1.5 point increase from Feb. 2000.

Spirit’s fleet currently consists of 24 MD-80 aircraft and six DC-9s, operating 90 flights daily.