March 2014 Passenger Statistics

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March 2014 Passenger Statistics

March 2014 passenger growth continued the upward momentum, albeit at a much slower pace than the previous months.  With PGD in the mix for over a year now, the rapid upward growth will now be fairly minimal after April.  Allegiant has switched over to A320s on the Orlando and Tampa/St. Pete flights which is a net gain of 10 seats per flight.  Allegiant came out flat over March 2013 with an increase of .45%.  Despite losing one daily flight, American Airlines operated by Envoy Airlines showed an 8.6% increase over March 2013.  Their load factor jumped 20 percentage points from 62.4% to 82.7%.  Their year to date load factor is 83% which is remarkable considering before they added the 4th flight, they were doing upper 70s to very low 80s.  The near future for American shows they should have around the same amount of growth this month, however, turning flat to negative growth over the period May – July.  Anything beyond August is hard to say for now.

Passenger numbers are below.

Allegiant Air
Month  Available Seats  Enplanements Load Factor  Deplanements Load Factor  Total Passengers
January                4,663               3,928 84%               3,701 79%                         7,629
February                4,227               3,976 94%               3,771 89%                         7,747
March                6,974               6,495 93%               6,206 89%                       12,701
American
Month  Available Seats  Enplanements Load Factor  Deplanements Load Factor  Total Passengers
January                3,466               2,841 82%               2,918 84%                         5,759
February                3,730               3,148 84%               3,061 82%                         6,209
March                4,020               3,263 81%               3,387 84%                         6,650
All   Airlines
Month  Available Seats  Enplanements Load Factor  Deplanements Load Factor  Total Passengers
January                8,205               6,845 83%               6,695 82%                       13,540
February                8,085               7,252 90%               6,960 86%                       14,212
March              11,055               9,819 89%               9,593 87%                       19,412

-Ryan