Spirit Airlines (S64) (SAVE) announced its preliminary traffic results for September 2017, revealing revenue passenger traffic increase of 5.9% on a capacity (ASK)increase of 8.9%.

Load factor was 78.6% for September 2017, a decrease of 2.3 p.p. compared to September 2016.

According to Airlines, its operations in September 2017, were significantly impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Between the two storms, carrier canceled approximately 1,400 flights during September.

Excluding the impact of the storms, Airlines were on target to deliver a September on-time performance of nearly 86.5% and a completion factor of about 99.1%.