Spirit Airlines, a US-based LCC, reported that in December 2016 its traffic (Revenue Passenger Miles - RPMs) increased 12.5% year over year on a capacity (available seat miles) increase of 16.6%.

Load factor for December 2016 was 80.3%, a decrease of 3 points YoY. The Company attributes the decline in load factor year over year as primarily related to fewer peak leisure travel days in December 2016 versus December 2015, driven by the Christmas holiday shift.

The company also said that it had 14 routes in their initial spool period, launched within the last three months, in December 2016 compared to only 2 in December 2015 that contributed to the decline in load factor year over year.

Spirit Airlines, a US LCC, reported that the GAAP net income for the third quarter of 2016 was $81.4 million ($1.17 per diluted share), or $86.3 million ($1.24 per diluted share) excluding special items.

Spirit Airlines now operates a strong fleet of 87 Airbus A320 Family aircraft and flies to 57 destinations in the US, Central Americas and the Carribean.