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Virgin Blue Nov-2009 domestic pax down 3%, load factor up 3.5 ppts

24-Dec-2009 11:15 AM

Virgin Blue* passenger numbers up 0.5% - traffic highlights in Nov-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 1.5 million, +0.5% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 1.3 million, -3.1%;
    • International: 215,206, +30.9%;
  • Load factor: 79.9%, +0.9 ppt;
    • Domestic: 84.6%, +3.5 ppts;
    • International: 71.7%, +2.2 ppts. [more]

*Excluding Polynesian Blue

Virgin Blue: “International passenger numbers for the month of November increased by 30.9% over the previous year. Virgin Blue traffic, measured by Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) increased by 158.7% while capacity, measured by Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs) increased by 150.9% over the same period. Revenue load factor was up 2.2 points from the previous year,” Company statement. Source: Virgin Blue, 23-Dec-2009.