AirTran Airways Reports Record January Traffic

04 Feb 2007 [22:16h]     Bookmark and Share


AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today reported record traffic for the month of January 2007.

ORLANDO, Fla – The airline reported that revenue passenger miles (RPMs), passengers enplaned and available seat miles (ASMs) all represent company records for the month of January.

For January, traffic grew by 15.3 percent to over 1 billion RPMs based on an 18.2 percent increase in capacity. The company’s load factor for the month was 62.2 percent. The airline enplaned more than 1.4 million passengers for the month, an 11.2 percent increase from January 2006.

„We are pleased to be reporting another record setting month for traffic on 18 percent growth in capacity,“ said Kevin Healy, AirTran Airways‘ vice president of planning. „We are encouraged by strong advanced bookings and positive underlying trends going forward.“

                     AirTran Airways January 2007 Traffic

                                    January 2007    January 2006    Change

    Revenue Passenger Miles (000)     1,062,955         922,253     15.3 %

    Available Seat Miles (000)        1,709,685       1,446,530     18.2 %

    Load Factor                          62.2 %          63.8 %    -1.6 points

    Passengers Enplaned               1,497,869       1,347,515     11.2 %

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company and one of America’s largest low- fare airlines with 8,000 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 700 daily flights beginning in February 2007 to 54 destinations. The airline’s hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways‘ aircraft features the fuel- efficient Boeing 737-700 and 717-200 to create America’s youngest all-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XM Satellite Radio on a commercial aircraft and the only airline with Business Class and XM Satellite Radio on every flight. For reservations or more information, visit (America Online Keyword: AirTran).

[GADS_NEWS]Editor’s note: Statements regarding the Company’s operational and financial success, business model, expectation about future success, improved operational performance and our ability to maintain or improve our low costs 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, fare levels and actions by competitors, regulatory matters and general economic conditions. 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 annual report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2005. The Company disclaims any obligation or duty to update or correct any of its forward-looking statements.


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