ORLANDO , Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today reported record traffic for the month of November 2005. Revenue passenger miles and enplaned passengers represent records for the month of November.
AirTran Airways' traffic, measured by revenue passenger miles (RPMs), grew by 30.2 percent, to more than 978 million RPMs, on an increase of 25.9 percentin capacity, based on available seat miles (ASMs). November's load factor increased to 71.4 percent, compared to 69.1 percent in November 2004. The airline enplaned 1,446,478 passengers in the month of November, a 29.2 percent increase from November 2004, and a record for the month of November.
"We are proud to again report record traffic - this is a testament to the AirTran Airways business model of low fares, new planes and quality service delivered by friendly, caring crew members," said Robert L. Fornaro, AirTranAirways' president and chief operating officer.
AirTran Airways, one of America's largest low-fare airlines with 6,700 friendly, professional Crew Members, operates over 600 daily flights to 49 destinations. The airline's hub is at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta InternationalAirport, where it is the second largest carrier. AirTran Airways recently added the fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 aircraft to create America's youngestall-Boeing fleet. The airline is also the first carrier to install XMSatellite Radio on a commercial aircraft. For reservations or more information, visit airtran.com (America Online Keyword: AirTran).
Editor's note: Statements regarding the Company's operational and financial success, business model, expectation about future success, improved operational performance and our ability to maintain or improve our low costs are forward-looking statements and are not historical facts. Instead, they are estimates or projections involving numerous risks or uncertainties, including but not limited to, consumer demand and acceptance of services offered by the Company, the Company's ability to maintain current cost levels, fare levels and actions by competitors, regulatory matters and general economic conditions. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, including but notlimited to the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 . The Company disclaims any obligation or duty to update or correct any of its forward-looking statements.
SOURCE AirTran Airways
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