Frontier Airlines recently announced its preliminary traffic results for December 2011. A subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Frontier Airlines was upbeat while announcing its operational results.
Providing details about its results for the month of December last year, the airline revealed that its passenger traffic has increased 7 percent, to one billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs). The airline however said that its capacity was flat, at 1.2 billion available seat miles (ASMs).
According to Frontier Airlines, it served 1.2 million passengers in December 2011, up 4 percent as compared to the same month in 2010.
Regarding load factor results, this was the sixth consecutive record monthly load factor for Frontier Airlines. The airline reported a load factor of 85 percent in December 2011 as compared to 80 percent in the same month in 2010.
Bryan Bedford, CEO of Frontier Airlines, said that the airline performed exceptionally in December 2011. Bedford said that despite 11 percent decrease in block hours from last year, the airline scheduled its fleet efficiently and succeeded in maintaining stable capacity and achieved revenue gains. “Frontier Airlines anticipate solid Q4 results,” hoped Bedford.
Frontier Airlines is currently into 18th year of its operations and operates flights out of its hubs at Denver, Milwaukee and Kansas City. Presently, the airline serves 79 destinations in the US, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico and Dominican Republic.