January 2014 Passenger Statistics

Discussing Great Lakes Aviation

January 2014 Passenger Statistics

January 2014 continued the momentum of passenger increases.  Allegiant Air again lead the way with a 48.6% increase in passengers because of the addition of Punta Gorda/Fort Myers.  American had a rough month with 26 cancellations and a reduction of available seats bye 33%.  While that may sound like bad news, American’s passenger totals actually increased from January of 2013 by 4.6%.  Load factor shot up by almost 30 points to 83.1%.  If American wouldn’t have cancelled as many flights as they did, they could’ve boarded around 3,800 passengers for the month based on an 80% load factor for those 26 cancelled flights.  February is looking very good too.  So, despite the lost flight and a substantial decrease in available seats, we are still seeing passenger growth from American.  This bodes well for attracting new destinations and carriers, but it is still a steep uphill battle.

Allegiant Air
Month  Available Seats  Enplanements Load Factor  Deplanements Load Factor  Total Passengers
January                4,663               3,928 84%               3,701 79%                       7,629
American
Month  Available Seats  Enplanements Load Factor  Deplanements Load Factor  Total Passengers
January                3,466               2,841 82%               2,918 84%                       5,759
All Airlines
Month  Available Seats  Enplanements Load Factor  Deplanements Load Factor  Total Passengers
January                8,205               6,845 83%               6,695 82%                     13,540