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AirTran revenue up 1.5%, operating profit halved in 4Q2009

28-Jan-2010 3:02 PM

AirTran revenue up 1.5% - financial/traffic highlights:

  • Three months ended 31-Dec-2009:
    • Total operating revenue: USD598.4 million, +1.5% year-on-year;
    • Total operating cost: USD572.3 million, +6.8%;
      • Fuel: USD195.8 million, +0.7%;
      • Labour: USD124.7 million, +11.0%;
    • Operating profit: USD26.1 million, -51.1%;
    • Net profit: USD17.1 million, compared to a loss of USD121.6 million in the previous corresponding period;
    • Passenger numbers: 5.9 million, +2.7%;
    • Passenger load factor: 77.8%, -0.9 ppt;
    • Average fare: USD90.75, -5.6%;
    • Yield per RPM: USD 11.89 cents, -9.3%;
    • Total revenue per ASM: USD 10.33 cents, -6.1%;
      • Passenger revenue per ASM: USD 9.26 cents, -10.3%;
    • Operating cost per ASM: USD 9.87 cents, -1.3%;
  • 12 months ended 31-Dec-2009:
    • Total operating revenue: USD2,341 million, -8.3%;
    • Total operating cost: USD2,164 million, -17.6%;
      • Fuel: USD678.8 million, -43.2%;
      • Labour: USD488.4 million, +2.8%;
    • Operating profit: USD177.0 million, compared to a loss of USD75.8 million in the previous corresponding period;
    • Net profit: USD134.7 million, compared to a loss of USD266.3 million in the previous corresponding period;
    • Passenger numbers: 24.0 million, -2.5%;
    • Passenger load factor: 79.8%, +0.2 ppt;
    • Average fare: USD87.05, -11.2%;
    • Yield per RPM: USD 11.24 cents, -1.7%;
    • Total revenue per ASM: USD 10.05 cents, -6.3%;
      • Passenger revenue per ASM: USD 8.97 cents, -11.5%;
    • Operating cost per ASM: USD 9.29 cents, -15.9%. [more]

AirTran: “Further diversifying our network strengthens our Company and allows us to maximize revenue opportunities. Expanding our presence in key markets like Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Orlando has been very successful,” Kevin Healy, Senior Vice President Marketing and Planning. Source: AirTran, 27-Jan-2010.