Spirit Airlines today reported September 2001 Traffic. Revenue Passenger Miles increased 5.4% versus September 2000 with Available Seat Miles growing by 16% versus the same period of last year.
Load factor in September 2001 was 60.5% and passengers carried were 166,290.
Year to date, Spirit has produced growth in all traffic figures. Spirit’s load factor is up 2.5%, passengers carried is up nearly 30%, and both revenue passengers miles and available seat miles have increased more than 30%.
“Our outlook is optimistic that the flying public will continue to travel by air. We look forward to our November 8th schedule when we add San Juan, Puerto Rico to our list of destinations with non-stop service from Ft. Lauderdale and one-stop, same plane service from NY/LaGuardia. We will also resume our West Palm Beach seasonal service with flights to both Atlantic City and Detroit,” said Ned Homfeld chairman and founder of Spirit Airlines.
“In early September, our load factor was at 67% with the latter half of September showing a 53% load factor. We appreciate the continued support of our customers as we have seen encouraging load factors in the first half of October. Load factors have risen to the mid 60’s, ” continued Homfeld.