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Allegiant Air strongly profitable in 4Q08


Allegiant reported a 21.3% year-on-year revenue increase to USD122.4 million in the three months ended 31-Dec-08 (4Q08), on the back of year-on-year improvements in load factors, ancillary revenues and average passengers per departure, combined with a reduction in longer stage lengths and a strategic trimming of capacity in select markets. [1487 words]

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  • Ancillary revenues star performer again in 4Q08
  • Seeing the benefits of a reduction in fuel costs
  • Capacity management in 4Q08 results in improved unit revenues and yield; growth to pick up again in 1Q09 and 2Q09
  • Still growing faster than rivals
  • Balance sheet and liquidity remain strong
  • Diversifying operations to improve risk profile
  • Fleet continues on growth path
  • 2009 boding well for Allegiant in light of recent fuel reductions

Graphs and data:

  • Allegiant financial highlights for three months ended 31-Dec-08
  • Allegiant operating margin: 4Q06 to 4Q08
  • Allegiant ancillary revenue as a portion of total revenue: 1Q06 to 4Q08
  • Allegiant fuel cost as a portion of total operating expense: 1Q06 to 3Q08
  • Allegiant MD-80 aircraft ages: Jan-09
  • Allegiant capacity (ASMs) growth: Dec-06 to Dec-08
  • Year-on-year North American carrier's domestic passenger capacity growth (% change year-on-year): 2008
  • Allegiant Capacity and Departure Growth: 1Q09 and 2Q09
  • Allegiant Network summary
  • Allegiant fleet summary
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