Sunday Airlines (SCAT Air Company) Boeing 757-204 LY-FLG (msn 27237) AYT (Rainer Bexten). Image: 912366.
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Tampa Cargo S.A. (Medellin), the cargo airline of AviancaTaca Holding S.A., officially incorporated the first of four new Airbus A330-200F freighters purchased by the company from Airbus.
The new type will operate between Colombia and the United States, Mexico, Brazil and Peru.
Copyright Photo: Eurospot. Airbus A330-243F F-WWKQ (msn 1368) became N330QT when it was delivered on December 19, 2012.
Allegiant Air‘s (Las Vegas) first Airbus A319 has been painted at Southend awaiting delivery.
In other news, the low-fare airline has cancelled all plans to operate Monterey-Honolulu service according to Airline Route.
On the financial side, the parent company issued the following statement for the third quarter:
Allegiant Travel Company has reported the following financial results for the third quarter 2012 as well as comparisons to prior year equivalents:
|Total operating revenue (millions)||$216.9||$191.5||13.2%|
|Operating income (millions)||$28.7||$16.7||71.8%|
|Net income (millions)||$16.9||$9.5||78.6%|
|Diluted earnings per share||$0.87||$0.49||77.6%|
“We are very proud to report our 39th consecutive profitable quarter,” stated Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company. “I`d like to thank our Team Members for their great efforts and contributions to another successful quarter. The third quarter is typically our weakest quarter of the year, and yet we were able to produce the highest third quarter earnings per share in the company`s history. This is particularly noteworthy to have done this in a quarter with the average oil price at $92 per barrel and in a demand environment that has been slightly weaker than historical norms.”
Notable company highlights
|Average fare – scheduled service||$82.30||$84.94||(3.1)%|
|Average fare – ancillary air-related charges||$37.05||$30.38||22.0%|
|Average fare – ancillary third party products||$5.59||$5.31||5.3%|
|Average fare – total||$124.94||$120.63||3.6%|
|Scheduled service passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) (cents)||7.89||8.58||(8.0)%|
|Total scheduled service revenue* per ASM (TRASM) (cents)||11.98||12.19||(1.7)%|
|Average passengers per departure||143||136||5.1%|
* Total scheduled service revenue includes scheduled service, ancillary air-related, and ancillary third party revenue.
Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Formerly operated by easyJet (Switzerland), Airbus A319-111 HB-JZK (msn 2319) is the first A319 for Allegiant Air. It is pictured after painting at a Southend, near London. The airframe will become N301NV on delivery.
Air India (Mumbai) will introduce its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner into revenue service on September 19 on the Delhi – Chennai and Delhi – Bangalore routes per Airline Route.
Copyright Photo: Duncan Kirk. Boeing 787-8 VT-AND (msn 36278) is seen at Everett (Paine Field).