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Allegiant Air - arguably the best run airline in the US


Allegiant reported the highest domestic US load factor of 95.2% in Jul-08 and the largest year-on-year load factor improvement of 4.1 ppts in Jul-08, with AirTran (+3.2 ppts) and Delta (+0.7 ppts) also reporting gains. [873 words]

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  • Unusual combination of large capacity growth and consistently high load factors
  • Network selection key to profitability
  • MD80s still aircraft of choice
  • Remains careful in expansion approach

Graphs and data:

  • Selected North and South American airlines' load factors (%) and load factor growth (year-on-year change): Jul-08
  • US carriers domestic ASK and ASK growth for the seven months ended 31-Jul-08
  • Recent new Allegiant route announcements: 31-Jul-08 to 15-Aug-08
  • Allegiant Network summary
  • Allegiant's ten largest markets by capacity (seats):Week commencing 11-Aug-08
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