Frontier traffic down 13% in September

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Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has reported a 13% decrease in passenger traffic in September compared to a year earlier.

Capacity declined by 15%, while passenger numbers fell by 18% to 1.03 million during the month. The load factor increased by two percentage points to 88%.

Mainline passenger traffic declined by 8% against a capacity decrease of 9%, which resulted in a one percentage point increase in load factor to 89%, in September versus the same month in 2011. Passenger numbers fell by 10% to 833,000.

Regional traffic fell by 38% against a capacity decrease of 39%, which lead to load factor growth of one percentage point to 82% compared to a year earlier. Passenger numbers fell by 40% to 197,000.

On a year-to-date basis, consolidated traffic decreased 5%, while capacity fell by 8%.

Passenger numbers decreased 11% to 10.1 million, as the load factor grew three percentage points to 88%.