AirTran Airways Reports May Traffic

Jun 02, 2010, 13:26 ET from AirTran Airways

ORLANDO, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today reported traffic for the month of May. The airline's load factor, 80.8 percent, represents a new all-time company record for the month of May.  

For May, traffic grew by 8.4 percent to more than 1.67 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and the airline enplaned over 2.1 million passengers, a 6.6 percent increase over May 2009.  Year-to-date, the airline has enplaned 9.7 million passengers – a 4.3 percent increase over last year.  

AirTran Airways May 2010 Traffic

(Preliminary)

May 2010

May 2009

Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

1,671,150

1,542,338

8.4 percent

Available Seat Miles (000)

2,068,707

1,977,681

4.6 percent

Load Factor

80.8 percent

78.0 percent

2.8 points

Passengers Enplaned

2,135,006

2,002,019

6.6 percent

Y-T-D 2010

Y-T-D 2009

Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

7,698,177

7,141,607

7.8 percent

Available Seat Miles (000)

9,750,042

9,218,103

5.8 percent

Load Factor

79.0 percent

77.5 percent

1.5 points

Passengers Enplaned

9,738,814

9,340,954

4.3 percent

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI) and a Fortune 1000 company, has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past three years.  AirTran Airways is the only major airline with Gogo Inflight Internet on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Our low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit http://www.airtran.com.

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