Shares of Allegiant Travel Co. /zigman2/quotes/208507686/composite ALGT -2.90% rose 1.0% in premarket trading Thursday, after the air-related travel services company reported June bookings that exceeded its expectations, resulting in improved load factor and cash burn. Allegiant said average bookings for June were more than $4 million per day, which "exceeded our expectations," to lift the average daily gross bookings for the second quarter to over $2.5 million. That helped bring the average daily cash burn rate for the quarter to $900,000, compared with the previous forecast of $1.75 million. Meanwhile, bookings were negatively impacted over the last two weeks after several states reported increases in COVID-19 cases, which has "tempered expectations into the third quarter." The company said June load factor was 57.3%, up nearly 10 percentage points from May. For the third quarter, average daily cash burn is expected to be about $750,000 and the company expects to operate about 75% of its schedule. The stock has dropped 36.7% year to date through Wednesday, while the U.S. Global Jets ETF /zigman2/quotes/207744796/composite JETS -2.89% has shed 48.2% and the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.12% has eased 1.9%.