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ALLEGIANT REPORTS MAY 2022 TRAFFIC

ALGT

LAS VEGAS, June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported preliminary passenger traffic results for May 2022.

"We grew capacity by nearly 16 percent during May, as compared with 2019, and completed the month with a load factor of 87 percent, the highest month since the onset of the pandemic," stated Drew Wells, senior vice president, revenue. "Demand strength continues to persist with forward bookings outpacing future capacity growth and continuing to trend higher than levels observed during 2019. Although early, bookings into the off-peak season are also trending higher than 2019. We continue to expect June loads to surpass May levels, with loads expected to be roughly 90 percent. As COVID cases began rising mid-May, we saw an increase in flight cancelations stemming from crew availability. Due to heightened cancelations, we expect total revenue for the quarter to come in on the low end of our previous guide, at up roughly 28 percent compared with 2019. In addition, we now expect total system capacity to be up roughly 11.5 percent for the quarter, year over three-year."

"The average cost per fuel gallon in May was $4.41 and we now expect to finish the quarter at an average cost per gallon of $4.30," stated Gregory Anderson, executive vice president, chief financial officer. "This increased fuel cost over our previous guide of $4.00 per gallon will result in roughly $18 million in excess expense throughout the quarter. We expect our CASM, excluding fuel and profit sharing, to fall within our previous guide, at up roughly 15 percent when compared with 2019. Updated guidance for the second quarter is included in the table below."


Previous

Current

System ASMs – year over three-year change1

Up 9.0 to 13.0%

Up ~11.5%

Scheduled service ASMs – year over three-year change¹

Up 10.0 to 14.0%

Up ~12.5%

Total operating revenue - year over three-year change¹

Up 28.0 to 32.0%

Up ~28%

Operating CASM, excluding fuel and profit share - year over three-year change¹

Up 12.0 to 16.0%

Up ~15%

Fuel cost per gallon

$4.00

$4.30

Scheduled Service – Year Over Three-Year Comparison



May 2022

May 2019

Change

Passengers

1,454,779

1,269,429

14.6 %

Revenue passenger miles (000)

1,309,090

1,093,781

19.7 %

Available seat miles (000)

1,512,328

1,308,911

15.5 %

Load factor

86.6 %

83.6 %

3.0pts

Departures

9,779

9,086

7.6 %

Average stage length (miles)

879

843

4.3 %

Total System* - Year Over Three-Year Comparison



May 2022

May 2019

Change

Passengers

1,465,823

1,281,742

14.4 %

Available seat miles (000)

1,553,013

1,357,963

14.4 %

Departures

10,060

9,416

6.8 %

Average stage length (miles)

877

844

3.9 %

Scheduled Service – Year Over Year Comparison



May 2022

May 2021

Change

Passengers

1,454,779

1,040,590

39.8 %

Revenue passenger miles (000)

1,309,090

888,735

47.3 %

Available seat miles (000)

1,512,328

1,293,704

16.9 %

Load factor

86.6 %

68.7 %

17.9pts

Departures

9,779

8,939

9.4 %

Average stage length (miles)

879

834

5.4 %

Total System* - Year Over Year Comparison



May 2022

May 2021

Change

Passengers

1,465,823

1,046,813

40.0 %

Available seat miles (000)

1,553,013

1,326,062

17.1 %

Departures

10,060

9,202

9.3 %

Average stage length (miles)

877

831

5.5 %

*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

May 2022 estimated average fuel cost per gallon – system

$4.41



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 the people, places and experiences that matter most. 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 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

ALGT/G

Note: This news release was accurate at the date of issuance. However, information contained in the release November have changed. If you plan to use the information contained herein for any purpose, verification of its continued accuracy is your responsibility.

For further information please visit the company's investor website: http://ir.allegiantair.com

Reference to the Company's website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this news release.

Allegiant Media Contact:


Investor Inquiries:

Sonya Padgett


Sherry Wilson

email: mediarelations@allegiantaircom


email: ir@allegiantaircom

1 Year over three-year percentage changes compare 2022 to 2019

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SOURCE Allegiant Travel Company

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