Monday, 14 October 2019

"Drink Pink" on October Allegiant flights for Breast Cancer Awareness


During October, passengers on all Allegiant flights can join the fight against breast cancer by drinking pink.


The low-cost-carrier is donating the proceeds from the sale of pink in-flight refreshments to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), whose mission is to provide access to early breast cancer detection, education, and support services. 

The refreshments, including Minute Maid Pink Lemonade ($2) and Jose Cuervo Pink Lemonade Margarita ($7), will be available for purchase on all Allegiant flights during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since 2014, the airline has donated more than $100,000 to NBCF.

Flight crews will also wear special pink uniform accents to show their support of the cause. Recently, Allegiant hosted an event at the company's Las Vegas headquarters to announce the fundraiser. Pilots and flight attendants modelled pink attire while attendees enjoyed samples of the pink refreshments. 


"Our flight crew members love October because this is such a meaningful cause to them," said Tracy Tulle, Allegiant's senior vice president of flight crew operations. "Either they've been personally affected by breast cancer or they have a friend or family member who has fought the battle. Every year, they hear stories first-hand from our customers about how grateful they are for the chance to support the cause simply by buying a pink drink or making a donation on board. We are very proud to help our partners at the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the fight against this terrible disease." 

Breast cancer is among the leading health issues women face in the United States. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. There is currently no known cure for it. Early diagnosis and timely treatment is critical to survival.

"Awareness, access to mammograms, and timely treatment make a substantial difference in the survival rate of those affected by breast cancer," said Ken Ramirez, senior vice president of charitable giving at The National Breast Cancer Foundation. "Allegiant recognizes this and their long-standing support demonstrates their powerful commitment to this cause."


September Results
Scheduled Service

                                                                                            

 
September 2019
 
 
September 2018
 
 
Change
 
 
Passengers
 
 
770,768
 
 
777,371
 
 
(0.8%)
 
 
Revenue passenger miles (000)
 
 
639,534
 
 
674,098
 
 
(5.1%)
 
 
Available seat miles (000)
 
 
775,906
 
 
821,846
 
 
(5.6%)
 
 
Load factor
 
 
82.4%
 
 
82.0%
 
 
0.4 pts
 
 
Departures
 
 
5,638
 
 
5,723
 
 
(1.5%)
 
 
Average stage length (miles)
 
 
808
 
 
846
 
 
(4.5%)
 





 
3rd Quarter 2019
 
 
3rd Quarter 2018
 
 
Change
 
 
Passengers
 
 
3,753,611
 
 
3,461,267
 
 
8.4%
 
 
Revenue passenger miles (000)
 
 
3,170,826
 
 
2,988,962
 
 
6.1%
 
 
Available seat miles (000)
 
 
3,687,473
 
 
3,485,800
 
 
5.8%
 
 
Load factor
 
 
86.0%
 
 
85.7%
 
 
0.3 pts
 
 
Departures
 
 
26,238
 
 
24,281
 
 
8.1%
 
 
Average stage length (miles)
 
 
824
 
 
845
 
 
(2.5%)
 
 

Total System*

                                

 
September 2019
 
 
September 2018
 
 
Change
 
 
Passengers
 
 
799,592
 
 
803,283
 
 
(0.5%)
 
 
Available seat miles (000)
 
 
855,962
 
 
888,476
 
 
(3.7%)
 
 
Departures
 
 
6,248
 
 
6,273
 
 
(0.4%)
 
 
Average stage length (miles)
 
 
802
 
 
834
 
 
(3.8%)
 
 

                                      





 
3rd Quarter 2019
 
 
3rd Quarter 2018
 
 
Change
 
 
Passengers
 
 
3,806,369
 
 
3,503,849
 
 
8.6%
 
 
Available seat miles (000)
 
 
3,888,400
 
 
3,643,948
 
 
6.7%
 
 
Departures
 
 
27,707
 
 
25,601
 
 
8.2%
 
 
Average stage length (miles)
 
 
823
 
 
838
 
 
(1.8%)
 
 

*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.








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