The Associated Press November 4, 2010, 7:41PM ET

Frontier Airlines October traffic rises 4 percent

Frontier Airlines said Thursday that passenger traffic in October rose 4 percent from a year ago and it flew much fuller planes.

The airline, a unit of Republic Airways Holdings Inc., said paying passengers flew 1.02 billion miles last month, up from 982 million miles in October 2009.

Capacity, or the number of available seats, rose 2 percent. Average occupancy rose to 83 percent from 81 percent a year ago, the eighth straight monthly record for the airline.

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