This is a record load factor for the month of September,” said Jacob Schorr, CEO and president of Spirit Airlines, the largest privately-held airline in the U.S. and a low-fare leader in the industry. “More passengers chose Spirit in spite of some capacity reductions,” he said.
In September, Spirit carried 293,018 passengers with a system-wide load factor of 81.6 percent. Year-to-date the airline has carried more than 3.1 million passengers between their 14 current market destinations.
Additional traffic results for September 2003 report Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) of 314,924,000, and Available Seat Miles (ASMs) of 385,778,000.
The airline has also announced two new destinations will be added before the end of 2003. As of November 13, Spirit will be returning to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and will also add Cancun, Mexico to its route map prior to year`s end. The addition of Washington, D.C. and Cancun will bring the airline`s destinations to a total of 16 destinations with more than 100 daily flights.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 13-year old Spirit Airlines is the largest privately-held airline in the U.S. With a fleet of modern aircraft for scheduled and charter service, Spirit brings low fares and friendly service to 14 cities, including: Atlantic City, N.J., Chicago/O`Hare, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Myrtle Beach, S.C., New York/LaGuardia, San Juan, Puerto Rico and the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and seasonal service to West Palm Beach. Spirit`s website is http://www.spiritair.com.