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Allegiant to handle 40 millionth passenger in coming months

31-Jan-2013 11:40 AM

Allegiant stated (30-Jan-2013) that in coming months, it will handle its 40 millionth passenger. The carrier, which has reported its 40th consecutive profitable quarter in Dec-2012, noted it differs in many ways from other US airlines in its "laser focus" on the nonstop leisure market. The carrier said it has "remained flexible, aggressively managing schedules, capacity and fares to meet demand in individual markets. This flexibility is one of the many ways Allegiant is able to keep costs low, ensuring continued value for its customer. Allegiant has also been on the forefront of unbundling the air product, offering an a la carte menu of services that allows passengers to customize their itinerary to fit their needs and their budget". The carrier also noted it has maintained fares at below USD90 and had, in 2012 (among the largest US commercial carriers) the highest load factor, the second highest year-on-year capacity growth and the third largest year-on-year traffic growth. Allegiant added: "With competitors limiting service due to cutbacks and mergers, Allegiant is aggressively managing their fleet and schedule to ensure that communities have access to convenient, affordable travel options". [more - original PR]