Frontier Airlines Reports September 2012 Traffic

Frontier Airlines Reports September 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (Nasdaq: RJET) , today reported preliminary traffic results for September 2012. For the month, Frontier's load factor increased two percentage points to 88% compared to 86% in September 2011. Frontier's traffic decreased 13%, to 0.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs); capacity decreased 15%, to 1.0 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Frontier Airlines served 1.0 million passengers in September.

September

2012

2011

Total

Total

Change

MAINLINE

RPMs (000s)

793,796

861,140

-8%

ASMs (000s)

894,122

983,238

-9%

Block Hrs

15,895

18,020

-12%

LF %

89%

88%

1 pt

Passengers

833,035

927,300

-10%

REGIONAL

RPMs (000s)

112,868

182,729

-38%

ASMs (000s)

136,931

224,603

-39%

Block Hrs

4,282

9,111

-53%

LF %

82%

81%

1 pt

Passengers

197,220

330,497

-40%

CONSOLIDATED

RPMs (000s)

906,664

1,043,869

-13%

ASMs (000s)

1,031,053

1,207,841

-15%

Block Hrs

20,177

27,131

-26%

LF %

88%

86%

2 pts

Passengers

1,030,255

1,257,797

-18%

Quarter to Date

2012

2011

Total

Total

Change

MAINLINE

RPMs (000s)

2,791,051

2,882,634

-3%

ASMs (000s)

3,048,042

3,176,162

-4%

Block Hrs

53,950

58,279

-7%

LF %

92%

91%

1 pt

Passengers

2,847,658

3,049,190

-7%

REGIONAL

RPMs (000s)

389,840

670,637

-42%

ASMs (000s)

447,123

786,822

-43%

Block Hrs

13,852

31,905

-57%

LF %

87%

85%

2 pts

Passengers

664,017

1,164,031

-43%

CONSOLIDATED

RPMs (000s)

3,180,891

3,553,271

-10%

ASMs (000s)

3,495,166

3,962,984

-12%

Block Hrs

67,802

90,184

-25%

LF %

91%

90%

1 pt

Passengers

3,511,675

4,213,221

-17%

Year to Date

2012

2011

Total

Total

Change

MAINLINE

RPMs (000s)

8,074,557

7,682,907

5%

ASMs (000s)

9,090,183

8,845,118

3%

Block Hrs

163,832

165,116

-1%

LF %

89%

87%

2 pts

Passengers

8,104,148

7,852,132

3%

REGIONAL

RPMs (000s)

1,237,524

2,135,399

-42%

ASMs (000s)

1,517,152

2,641,793

-43%

Block Hrs

50,488

106,730

-53%

LF %

82%

81%

1 pt

Passengers

2,030,296

3,520,064

-42%

CONSOLIDATED

RPMs (000s)

9,312,080

9,818,306

-5%

ASMs (000s)

10,607,334

11,486,911

-8%

Block Hrs

214,320

271,847

-21%

LF %

88%

85%

3 pts

Passengers

10,134,444

11,372,196

-11%

About Frontier Airlines
Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RJET) , an airline holding company that also owns Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America. Currently in its 19th year of operations, Frontier offers service to more than 80 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The airline employs more than 4,500 aviation professionals, operating from its hub at Denver International Airport. For in-depth information on Frontier Airlines and to book tickets, visit www.flyfrontier.com.



Republic Airways Holdings
Margaret Miller, 317-246-2628

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