Allegiant (ALGT) Reports March 2021 Traffic

April 9, 2021 3:43 PM EDT

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Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for March 2021 as well as first quarter 2021.

"We are encouraged by the meaningful improvement in customer demand throughout the month of March," stated Gregory Anderson, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Average daily bookings for the month exceeded average daily bookings during the same time period in 2019. The significant improvement in March demand coupled with our industry-leading cost structure enabled us to generate positive EPS and EBITDA for the month of March, excluding the benefit from the payroll support grant. For the March quarter, we expect adjusted1 CASM, excluding fuel, to be down 3 to 4 percent, year over two-year."

"Capacity was up roughly three percent, when compared to 2019, with March capacity up 14 percent," stated Drew Wells, senior vice president, revenue. "Although this caused some load pressure, our focus remains on generating positive cash flows and optimizing profits. We continue to expect first quarter total revenue to fall in the middle of our previous guide of down 35 to 40 percent, when compared with 2019. We remain optimistic about peak summer travel. With national vaccination rates steadily increasing and average daily bookings trending in the right direction, we expect sequential revenue improvements into the second quarter."

1 Adjusted to exclude the impact of the payroll support grant.

Scheduled Service – Year Over Two-Year Comparison

March 2021

March 2019

Change

Passengers

1,095,572

1,484,326

(26.2%)

Revenue passenger miles (000)

1,022,480

1,386,501

(26.3%)

Available seat miles (000)

1,832,250

1,610,575

13.8%

Load factor

55.8%

86.1%

(30.3 pts)

Departures

11,710

10,297

13.7%

Average stage length (miles)

899

914

(1.6%)

1st Quarter 2021

1st Quarter 2019

Change

Passengers

2,323,302

3,421,538

(32.1%)

Revenue passenger miles (000)

2,166,417

3,191,045

(32.1%)

Available seat miles (000)

3,921,090

3,802,132

3.1%

Load factor

55.3%

83.9%

(28.6pts)

Departures

24,947

24,344

2.5%

Average stage length (miles)

902

908

(0.7%)

Total System* - Year Over Two-Year Comparison

March 2021

March 2019

Change

Passengers

1,102,869

1,499,688

(26.5%)

Available seat miles (000)

1,884,130

1,655,330

13.8%

Departures

12,144

10,660

13.9%

Average stage length (miles)

892

908

(1.8%)

1st Quarter 2021

1st Quarter 2019

Change

Passengers

2,334,503

3,450,278

(32.3%)

Available seat miles (000)

4,013,989

3,910,239

2.7%

Departures

25,684

25,200

1.9%

Average stage length (miles)

898

904

(0.7%)

Scheduled Service – Year Over Year Comparison

March 2021

March 2020

Change

Passengers

1,095,572

892,966

22.7%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

1,022,480

839,766

21.8%

Available seat miles (000)

1,832,250

1,413,348

29.6%

Load factor

55.8%

59.4%

(3.6 pts)

Departures

11,710

8,926

31.2%

Average stage length (miles)

899

914

(1.6%)

1st Quarter 2021

1st Quarter 2020

Change

Passengers

2,323,302

3,154,606

(26.4%)

Revenue passenger miles (000)

2,166,417

2,925,482

(25.9%)

Available seat miles (000)

3,921,090

3,964,009

(1.1%)

Load factor

55.3%

73.8%

(18.5pts)

Departures

24,947

25,484

(2.1%)

Average stage length (miles)

902

900

0.2%

Total System* - Year Over Year Comparison

March 2021

March 2020

Change

Passengers

1,102,869

898,986

22.7%

Available seat miles (000)

1,884,130

1,441,144

30.7%

Departures

12,144

9,172

32.4%

Average stage length (miles)

892

908

(1.8%)

1st Quarter 2021

1st Quarter 2020

Change

Passengers

2,334,503

3,175,450

(26.5%)

Available seat miles (000)

4,013,989

4,067,671

(1.3%)

Departures

25,684

26,312

(2.4%)

Average stage length (miles)

898

895

0.3%

*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 Financial Results

$ per gallon

March 2021 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system

$1.99

$ per gallon

1st quarter 2021 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system

$1.86



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