Frontier Airlines Reports December and Full Year 2012 Traffic

Frontier Airlines Reports December and Full Year 2012 Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Frontier Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings (NAS: RJET) , today reported preliminary traffic results for December 2012. For the month, Frontier's load factor increased by 2 points from December 2011 to 87%. Frontier's traffic decreased 10%, to 0.9 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) on a 12% decrease in capacity to 1.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs). Frontier Airlines served 1.0 million passengers in December.

Frontier's annual load factor for 2012 also increased by 2 points from 2011 to 88%, a new annual record for the airline. Capacity in 2012 declined by 8% to 13.8 billion ASMs while traffic decreased only 6% to 12.1 billion RPMs.

December

2012

2011

Total

Total

Change

MAINLINE

RPMs (000s)

845,294

875,145

-3%

ASMs (000s)

963,810

1,007,896

-4%

Block Hrs

17,337

18,768

-8%

LF %

88%

87%

1 pt

Passengers

862,761

901,770

-4%

REGIONAL

RPMs (000s)

87,870

165,603

-47%

ASMs (000s)

105,927

211,925

-50%

Block Hrs

3,499

7,864

-56%

LF %

83%

78%

5 pts

Passengers

156,071

276,600

-44%

CONSOLIDATED

RPMs (000s)

933,164

1,040,748

-10%

ASMs (000s)

1,069,737

1,219,821

-12%

Block Hrs

20,836

26,631

-22%

LF %

87%

85%

2 pts

Passengers

1,018,832

1,178,370

-14%

Quarter to Date

2012

2011

Total

Total

Change

MAINLINE

RPMs (000s)

2,504,619

2,587,688

-3%

ASMs (000s)

2,818,082

2,934,013

-4%

Block Hrs

50,662

54,242

-7%

LF %

89%

88%

1 pt

Passengers

2,596,521

2,731,199

-5%

REGIONAL

RPMs (000s)

292,034

493,249

-41%

ASMs (000s)

348,292

615,696

-43%

Block Hrs

11,251

23,211

-52%

LF %

84%

80%

4 pts

Passengers

515,144

834,588

-38%

CONSOLIDATED

RPMs (000s)

2,796,653

3,080,937

-9%

ASMs (000s)

3,166,374

3,549,709

-11%

Block Hrs

61,913

77,453

-20%

LF %

88%

87%

1 pt

Passengers

3,111,665

3,565,787

-13%

Year to Date

2012

2011

Total

Total

Change

MAINLINE

RPMs (000s)

10,579,176

10,270,595

3%

ASMs (000s)

11,908,265

11,779,131

1%

Block Hrs

214,494

219,359

-2%

LF %

89%

87%

2 pts

Passengers

10,700,669

10,583,331

1%

REGIONAL

RPMs (000s)

1,529,558

2,628,647

-42%

ASMs (000s)

1,865,443

3,257,489

-43%

Block Hrs

61,739

129,941

-52%

LF %

82%

81%

1 pt

Passengers

2,545,440

4,354,652

-42%

CONSOLIDATED

RPMs (000s)

12,108,734

12,899,243

-6%

ASMs (000s)

13,773,708

15,036,619

-8%

Block Hrs

276,233

349,300

-21%

LF %

88%

86%

2 pts

Passengers

13,246,109

14,937,983

-11%


About Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. (NAS: 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.



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