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Allegiant: Passenger traffic up 16.7 percent last year

VIENNA – Allegiant Travel Co., which provides commercial air service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, reported a passenger increase of more than 16 percent last year, compared with 2014.

The Las Vegas-based airline on Friday released its full-year, fourth-quarter and December 2015 passenger traffic numbers.

The company reported a 16.7 percent increase in its scheduled service passengers, from 8 million in 2014 to close to 9.4 million in 2015. The airline had 2.3 million scheduled service passengers in the fourth quarter of 2015, up from 1.9 million during the same period in 2014, marking a 20.8 percent increase.

In December, scheduled service passengers increased 17.2 percent, from 716,694 for the month in 2014 compared with 839,848 last month.

For total system, which includes scheduled service and fixed-fee contract passengers, the airline recorded a 16.5 percent full-year increase with 9.5 million in 2015, compared with 8.2 million in 2014; a 20.1 percent fourth-quarter increase, with 2.36 million in 2015 over 1.96 million in 2014; and 16.1 percent increase for December, with 844,725 last month versus 727,407 in 2014.

Officials at the local airport in Vienna said the airline had 133,927 passengers last year over the 129,771 that it had in 2014, up 3.2 percent. Fourth-quarter and December numbers were not readily available Friday.

The company plans to announce its full-year and fourth-quarter 2015 earnings Jan. 27.

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