Posts: 1943
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2001 4:57 pm

Yawn....AirTran January Traffic Up 41%

Tue Feb 04, 2003 6:17 am

I's hardly news anymore, but AirTran traffic grew for January 2003 by 41%, on increased capacity of 39.8%, with an increased load factor of 63.4% vs. 62.8% compared to January 2002...

the link...

the article...

( BW)(FL-AIRTRAN-AIRWAYS)(AAI) AirTran Airways Reports Record Traffic For January 2003

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2003--AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:AAI) today reported record traffic results for the month of January 2003.
AirTran Airways' traffic, measured by revenue passenger miles (RPMs), increased by 41.0 percent for the month of January 2003 versus the prior year on 39.8 percent more capacity, measured by available seat miles (ASMs), resulting in a load factor of 63.4 percent, compared to 62.8 percent for January 2002. The airline enplaned a record 813,541 passengers in the month of January 2003, a 27.6 percent increase from January 2002.
"We are very pleased with our continued strong traffic growth," states Kevin Healy, vice president of planning and sales.


January 2003 January 2002 Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000) 496,850 352,354 41.0%

Available Seat Miles (000) 783,900 560,627 39.8%

Load Factor 63.4% 62.8% 0.6 points

Passengers Enplaned 813,541 637,787 27.6%

AirTran Airways is America's second-largest low-fare airline - employing 5,000 professional Crew Members and serving 420 flights a day to 41 destinations. The airline never requires a roundtrip purchase or Saturday night stay, and offers an affordable Business Class, assigned seating, easy online booking and check-in, the A-Plus Rewards frequent flier program, and the A2B corporate travel program. AirTran Airways also is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:AAI), and the world's largest operator of the Boeing 717, the most modern, environmentally friendly aircraft in its class. For more information and reservations, visit (America Online Keyword: AirTran), call AirTran Airways at 800-AIRTRAN (800-247-8726) or 770-994-8258 (in Atlanta) or your travel agent.

Editor's Note: The company's revenue figures are released quarterly. Statements regarding the Company's preliminary traffic data, success of the Company's business model, continuous growth trends, strength of passenger demand and customers' response to our product are forward-looking statements and are not historical facts. Instead, they are estimates or projections involving numerous risks or uncertainties, including but not limited to, consumer demand and acceptance of services offered by the Company, the Company's ability to maintain current cost levels, commodity prices and actions by competitors, regulatory matters and general economic conditions. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or correct any of its forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the company's SEC filings, including but not limited to the company's report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001. Copies of this filing may be obtained by contacting the Company or the SEC.


CONTACT: AirTran Airways, Orlando
Tad Hutcheson, 407/251-5578

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos