MIRAMAR, Fla., (October 16, 2017) - Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2017.
Our September operations were significantly impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Between the two storms, we canceled approximately 1,400 flights during the month of September which negatively affected our completion factor and on-time performance. Excluding the impact of these storms, we were on target to deliver a September on-time performance of nearly 86.5 percent and a completion factor of about 99.1 percent. “The recent hurricanes caused significant damage in several of the regions we serve, and our thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected by the devastation caused by these storms,” said Robert Fornaro, Spirit’s President and Chief Executive Officer. "We remain committed to assist with relief efforts throughout the Caribbean."
Traffic (revenue passenger miles) in September 2017 increased 5.9 percent versus September 2016 on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 8.9 percent. Load factor for September 2017 was 78.6 percent, a decrease of 2.3 percentage points compared to September 2016.