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Load factor stabilises as AirTran trims capacity


AirTran Airways reported a 0.3% year-on-year increase in passenger traffic in Apr-2009, transporting 1.9 million passengers. The LCC had a strong increase in passenger load factor to 80.4% in Apr-2009, up 6.5 ppts year-on-year. [1289 words]

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  • No acquisitions ahead, while a profitable year is forecast
  • Focuses on profitable routes
  • Commences Milwaukee expansion

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  • AirTran passenger numbers growth (% change year-on-year) and passenger load factors (%): Mar-08 to Feb-09
  • AirTran capacity (ASM) plan for 2009
  • AirTran Airways capacity growth (ASMs) and revenue growth (RPM): May-08 to Apr-09
  • AirTran Airways fleet plans: 2009 to 2016
  • AirTran Airways new services 2009 (as of 06-May-09)
  • AirTran Milwaukee operations: current and upcoming service
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