Frontier Airlines announces passenger traffic for August 2013
Frontier Airlines recently announced its operational results for the month of August 2013. The airline said that it has set a new passenger load factor record of 93 percent for the month. The airline’s operational results indicated that there had been a steady decrease in its passenger capacity. The airline had been offering fewer flights and routes, but at the same time made extensive efforts to fill more seats on each aircraft that it flew.
Providing further details about its operational results, the Denver-based carrier which is a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, said that its total system load factor increased one percent from 92 percent in August 2012. According to the airline, this showed that that the flights were running to their full capacity.
Frontier Airlines however said that its total system revenue passenger miles (which is defined as the number of miles flown by paying customers) decreased to 0.9 billion by 16 percent. The figure provided by the airline is based on a 17 percent decrease in available seat miles. This is the total number of miles available for the airline to generate revenues. The airline said that it carried about one million passengers in August this year, a 15 percent decrease as compared to the same month in 2012.
Meanwhile, Frontier Airlines said that it will be discontinuing flights on Delaware-Houston route effective from October 2, 2013. The airline has cited major losses being incurred on the route as the main reason behind its move.