Spirit Airlines today reported November 2001 traffic figures. With a better than expected Thanksgiving, the airline saw a load factor of 64.7 percent for the month of November. The November load factor showed an increase of 4 points over October’s load factor of 60.7 percent.
“Given the current environment, a gain of 4 percent month to month is encouraging,” said Ned Homfeld, chairman and founder of Spirit Airlines. “The great news is we have carried half a million more passengers year-to-date than last year. We believe the flying public is slowly returning to normal patterns and while it’s a difficult time we see positive signs.”
For the month of November 2001; the airline’s load factor was 64.7 percent and passengers carried were 194,578 for the month. Revenue Passenger Miles decreased 23 percent for the month over the same time last year, but the airline remains up in this category by 23.5 percent for the year. Available Seat Miles were down 13.3 percent for the month over the same time last year, but are up 22.1 percent for the year to date.
“Spirit offers affordable air travel with convenient, friendly, and reliable service,” said Homfeld. ” We anticipate a strong holiday travel season and a rebuilding of travel patterns over the winter months.”