Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. Reports 35.5% Increase in March 2001 Traffic

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc.

    DULLES, Va., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings,
 Inc. (Atlantic Coast) (Nasdaq: ACAI) today reported preliminary passenger
 traffic results for March 2001.  Systemwide, the company generated 136.9
 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 35.5 percent increase over the same
 month last year, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased to 244.5 million,
 a 38.9 percent increase.  Load factor was 56.0 percent versus 57.4 percent in
 March 2000.  A total of 369,226 passengers were carried during the month, an
 18.4 percent increase over the same month last year.
     For the three months ended March 31, 2001, compared to the same period in
 2000, RPMs grew to 339.6 million, an increase of 37.2 percent, while ASMs were
 689.6 million, a 42.8 percent increase.  The company carried 937,445
 passengers for the three months ended March 31, 2001, compared to 772,375 in
 2000, an increase of 21.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.
     Atlantic Coast operates as United Express in the Eastern and Midwestern
 United States, and as Delta Connection in the Eastern U.S.  The company has a
 fleet of 111 aircraft and offers approximately 650 daily departures, serving
 52 destinations in the U.S. and Canada.
 
     Atlantic Coast employs over 3,300 aviation professionals.  The common
 stock of Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ
 National Market under the symbol ACAI.  For more information about Atlantic
 Coast, visit the website at http://www.atlanticcoast.com .
 
                                 Month of March
 
                                        2001            2000      % Change
     Revenue Passenger Miles (000)   136,855         100,977         35.5%
     Available Seat Miles (000)      244,467         176,043         38.9%
     Load Factor                       56.0%           57.4%    (1.4 pts.)
     Passengers                      369,226         311,953         18.4%
 
 
                            Three Months Ended March 31,
 
                                        2001            2000      % Change
     Revenue Passenger Miles (000)   339,628         247,605         37.2%
     Available Seat Miles (000)      689,618         482,832         42.8%
     Load Factor                       49.2%           51.3%    (2.1 pts.)
     Passengers                      937,445         772,375         21.4%
 
 

SOURCE Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc.
    DULLES, Va., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings,
 Inc. (Atlantic Coast) (Nasdaq: ACAI) today reported preliminary passenger
 traffic results for March 2001.  Systemwide, the company generated 136.9
 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 35.5 percent increase over the same
 month last year, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased to 244.5 million,
 a 38.9 percent increase.  Load factor was 56.0 percent versus 57.4 percent in
 March 2000.  A total of 369,226 passengers were carried during the month, an
 18.4 percent increase over the same month last year.
     For the three months ended March 31, 2001, compared to the same period in
 2000, RPMs grew to 339.6 million, an increase of 37.2 percent, while ASMs were
 689.6 million, a 42.8 percent increase.  The company carried 937,445
 passengers for the three months ended March 31, 2001, compared to 772,375 in
 2000, an increase of 21.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.
     Atlantic Coast operates as United Express in the Eastern and Midwestern
 United States, and as Delta Connection in the Eastern U.S.  The company has a
 fleet of 111 aircraft and offers approximately 650 daily departures, serving
 52 destinations in the U.S. and Canada.
 
     Atlantic Coast employs over 3,300 aviation professionals.  The common
 stock of Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ
 National Market under the symbol ACAI.  For more information about Atlantic
 Coast, visit the website at http://www.atlanticcoast.com .
 
                                 Month of March
 
                                        2001            2000      % Change
     Revenue Passenger Miles (000)   136,855         100,977         35.5%
     Available Seat Miles (000)      244,467         176,043         38.9%
     Load Factor                       56.0%           57.4%    (1.4 pts.)
     Passengers                      369,226         311,953         18.4%
 
 
                            Three Months Ended March 31,
 
                                        2001            2000      % Change
     Revenue Passenger Miles (000)   339,628         247,605         37.2%
     Available Seat Miles (000)      689,618         482,832         42.8%
     Load Factor                       49.2%           51.3%    (2.1 pts.)
     Passengers                      937,445         772,375         21.4%
 
 SOURCE  Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc.