LAS VEGAS, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for June 2020 as well as second quarter 2020.

"We continued to see modest demand improvements throughout the month of June, building upon May's demand increases," stated Gregory Anderson, executive vice president, chief financial officer and principal accounting officer of Allegiant Travel Company. "Gross bookings for the month of June averaged more than $4 million per day, bringing the average daily gross bookings for the second quarter to over $2.5 million. June's bookings exceeded our expectations, thus the average daily cash burn for the second quarter was $900 thousand, down from our previous forecast of $1.75 million. However, within the last two weeks, several states have reported increases in the number of people with the virus, which has negatively impacted bookings and tempered expectations into the third quarter. Therefore, utilizing the average daily bookings from the second quarter of $2.5 million, we now expect daily cash burn will be approximately $750 thousand during the third quarter. We recognize the situation is fluid, and that demand could be impacted by additional shutdowns and required quarantines in our markets. As a result, we remain focused on finding ways to eliminate costs and preserve cash. We continue to keep our finger on the pulse and will leverage the flexibility of our model to pull back capacity to match demand levels in the coming months."

"During the month of June we operated 70 percent of our schedule while increasing load factor by nearly 10 points from May to 57.3 percent," stated Drew Wells, vice president of revenue. "Capacity was down 17.5 percent for the month of June as compared with 2019, but peak day available seat miles actually grew 3.5 percent from prior year. Allegiant travelers represented roughly 6 percent of all travelers going through a TSA checkpoint in the month, and that trend continued into the Fourth of July weekend. We expect to operate roughly 75 percent of our schedule into the third quarter but will make any necessary adjustments as dictated by demand trends."

 

Scheduled Service



June 2020

June 2019

Change

Passengers

867,207

1,594,128

(45.6%)

Revenue passenger miles (000)

745,608

1,355,240

(45.0%)

Available seat miles (000)

1,301,559

1,576,993

(17.5%)

Load factor

57.3%

85.9%

(28.6 pts)

Departures

8,940

11,176

(20.0%)

Average stage length (miles)

846

828

2.2%


2nd Quarter 2020

2nd Quarter 2019

Change

Passengers

1,266,077

4,131,855

(69.4%)

Revenue passenger miles (000)

1,107,534

3,603,076

(69.3%)

Available seat miles (000)

2,174,683

4,311,182

(49.6%)

Load factor

50.9%

83.6%

(32.7 pts)

Departures

14,683

29,567

(50.3%)

Average stage length (miles)

855

853

0.2%

                                                                       

Total System*



June 2020

June 2019

Change

Passengers

868,927

1,606,651

(45.9%)

Available seat miles (000)

1,315,304

1,618,098

(18.7%)

Departures

9,105

11,478

(20.7%)

Average stage length (miles)

839

827

1.5%


 

2nd Quarter 2020

 

2nd Quarter 2019

Change

Passengers

1,273,258

4,169,536

(69.5%)

Available seat miles (000)

2,220,755

4,447,066

(50.1%)

Departures

15,089

30,547

(50.6%)

Average stage length (miles)

850

853

(0.4%)


*Total system includes scheduled service and fixed fee contract.  System revenue passenger miles and
system load factor are not useful statistics as system available seat miles include both ASMs flown by
fixed fee flying as well as non-revenue producing repositioning flights used for operational needs. 
Fixed fee flying is better measured through dollar contribution versus operational statistics.

 

Preliminary Fuel Results


$ per gallon

June 2020 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system

$1.17




$ per gallon

2nd quarter 2020 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system

$1.08



Allegiant Travel Company

Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is an integrated travel company with an airline at its heart, focused on connecting customers with premier leisure experiences - from vacations to hometown family entertainment. Since 1999, Allegiant Air has linked travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class vacation destinations with all-nonstop flights and industry-low average fares. Today, Allegiant's all-Airbus fleet serves communities across the nation, with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For more information, visit us at Allegiant.com. Media information, including photos, is available at http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF

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Allegiant Media Contact:


Investor Inquiries:

Hilarie Grey


Sherry Wilson

email: mediarelations@allegiantair.com


email: ir@allegiantair.com

 

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