Republic Airways Holdings Inc. says July traffic more than doubled from a year ago, after the company bought Frontier Airlines.
The company said Tuesday that paying passengers flew 2.06 billion miles on the company's planes last month, up from 907.4 million in July 2009. Frontier accounted for about three-fifths of Republic's traffic.
Passenger-carrying capacity also doubled, to 2.38 billion available seat miles from 1.14 billion a year earlier. Seat miles are the product of miles flown times seats on the plane.
Average occupancy rose to 86 percent from 79 percent a year ago.
merging Midwest Airlines operations into Frontier, and it also owns Chautauqua
Airlines and other carriers that operate regional flights for major airlines,
including Delta and American.