SOURCE: Allegiant Travel Company

Allegiant Travel Company

July 07, 2016 19:17 ET

Allegiant Reports June 2016 Traffic

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - July 07, 2016) - Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for June 2016.

"June was a difficult operational month for us," stated Jude Bricker, COO and SVP of Planning. "This drove a high number of cancellations and subsequent passenger refunds. Without these refunds, TRASM for the quarter would have been about 0.5 percentage points better than we are estimating in this release."

"During the second quarter, we received a significant fuel tax refund from the State of Florida," stated Scott Sheldon, CFO and Senior Vice President. "This reduction in fuel expense nets out to an average cost of $1.36 per gallon for the quarter versus $1.55 per gallon had we not received the refund. Also during this quarter we incurred our first major maintenance event for the Airbus aircraft and adopted the deferral method to account for these costs. The application of the deferral method for Airbus major maintenance costs coupled with lower than expected salary and benefits expense are the primary drivers of CASM ex fuel coming in under forecast."

Scheduled Service

   June 2016  June 2015  Change
Passengers  1,128,111  934,332  20.7%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  1,025,627  867,613  18.2%
Available seat miles (000)  1,181,113  978,592  20.7%
Load factor  86.8%  88.7%  (1.9) pts
Departures  7,905  6,428  23.0%
Average stage length (miles)  881  894  (1.5%)
          
   Q2 2016  Q2 2015  Change
Passengers  2,850,112  2,426,985  17.4%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  2,626,770  2,279,600  15.2%
Available seat miles (000)  3,072,135  2,628,205  16.9%
Load factor  85.5%  86.7%  (1.2) pts
Departures  20,171  16,949  19.0%
Average stage length (miles)  897  912  (1.6%)

Total System*

   June 2016  June 2015  Change
Passengers  1,137,690  945,224  20.4%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  1,039,829  875,645  18.8%
Available seat miles (000)  1,219,344  999,222  22.0%
Load factor  85.3%  87.6%  (2.3) pts
Departures  8,181  6,677  22.5%
Average stage length (miles)  879  879  0.0%
   Q2 2016  Q2 2015  Change
Passengers  2,878,460  2,462,822  16.9%
Revenue passenger miles (000)  2,665,753  2,307,065  15.5%
Available seat miles (000)  3,178,904  2,690,457  18.2%
Load factor  83.9%  85.7%  (1.8) pts
Departures  20,969  17,659  18.7%
Average stage length (miles)  893  896  (0.3%)

*Total system includes scheduled service and fixed fee contract.

Preliminary Financial Results

   Change

May 2016 actual year-over-year
  
 
Scheduled total revenue per scheduled ASM (TRASM) change
 (7.4%)
    
    

June 2016 estimated year-over-year TRASM change
 (9.0%) to (8.6%)

Q2 2016 estimated year-over-year TRASM change
 (9.6%) to (9.2%)
    
   $ per gallon
    

June 2016 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - system
 $1.68
June 2016 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - scheduled  $1.68
   
   $ per gallon
    

Q2 2016 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - system
 $1.55
Q2 2016 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - scheduled $1.55
   

Q2 2016 estimated average fuel cost per gallon - system (net of tax refund)
 $1.36
    

Guidance


Capacity guidance, subject to revision
 Year over Year Growth
   Departures  ASMs
July 2016      
  Scheduled  +18%  +17%
       
3rd Quarter 2016      
  System  +18 to 22%  +15 to 19%
  Scheduled  +18 to 22%  +15 to 19%
       
4th Quarter 2016      
  System  +14 to 18%  +9 to 13%
  Scheduled  +14 to 18%  +9 to 13%

ASMs - Available seat miles

 

Cost and revenue guidance, subject to revision
    

Cost guidance
  
   2nd Quarter 2016
Cost per available seat mile excluding fuel (CASM-ex fuel) - year over year change  1.6 to 2.0%
    
Fixed fee and other revenue guidance   
   2nd Quarter 2016
Fixed fee revenue and other revenue (millions)  $14.0 to $15.0
   

Allegiant, Travel is our deal.®
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with airfares less than half the cost of average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/YFuyb.

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