Positive customer reaction to Spirit’s continued commitment to providing low fare air travel is behind Spirit Airlines’ announcement of its substantial growth in traffic figures for July 2001. Spirit carried 362,796 passengers during the month of July, a 47 percent gain from the same period in 2000. This is now the 35th consecutive month that Spirit has experienced gains in passenger traffic.
Spirit’s load factor reached 81.4 percent, up 1.7 percentage points from July 2000.
“For nearly three years we have experienced substantial gains in passenger traffic. We believe our customers are telling us that our recent decision to serve the West Coast is filling their low-fare travel needs. We are also very proud of our continued success in our North-South markets as we bring more and more people to their favorite vacation destinations at an affordable fare,” said Ned Homfeld, chairman and founder of Spirit Airlines.
“This summer has set a new level of growth for Spirit and we are proud of our employees for the large contribution they made, and continue to make, to our growth,” said Homfeld.
July’s revenue passenger miles (RPM’s) reached 372,762 with a 56.9 percent gain over July 2000.
Available seat miles (ASMs) continue to rise with a 53.7 percent increase vs July 2000.