Alaska Air Group Reports December 2015 and Full-Year Operational Results

Jan 05, 2016, 08:00 ET from Alaska Air Group

SEATTLE, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported December 2015 and year-end operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP (including flights operated by third parties)
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.9 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2014. Load factor decreased 1.7 points to 83.3 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase arrangements, including Horizon, SkyWest and a small third-party carrier in the state of Alaska.

The following table shows the operational results for December and full-year 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:


December


Full-Year


2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,732


2,559


6.8%


31,883


29,278


8.9%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,976


2,707


9.9%


33,578


30,718


9.3%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,574


3,184


12.2%


39,914


36,078


10.6%

Passenger load factor

83.3%


85.0%


(1.7) pts


84.1%


85.1%


(1.0) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE
Alaska reported a 9.8 percent increase in traffic on a 12.1 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2014. Load factor decreased 1.8 points to 83.6 percent. Alaska also reported 85.3 percent of its flights arrived on time in December, compared to the 80.0 percent reported in December 2014.

The following table shows Alaska's operational results for December and full-year 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:


December


Full-Year


2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,965


1,830


7.4%


22,869


20,972


9.0%

RPMs (in millions)

2,694


2,453


9.8%


30,340


27,778


9.2%

ASMs (in millions)

3,221


2,874


12.1%


35,912


32,430


10.7%

Passenger load factor

83.6%


85.4%


(1.8) pts


84.5%


85.7%


(1.2) pts

On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT

85.3%


80.0%


5.3 pts


86.4%


86.0%


0.4 pts

HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported a 0.5 percent decrease in traffic on a 0.9 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2014. Load factor decreased 1.1 points to 79.7 percent. Horizon also reported 66.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in December, compared to the 81.0 percent reported in December 2014.

The following table shows Horizon's operational results for December and full-year 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:


December


Full-Year


2015


2014


Change


2015


2014


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

658


652


0.9%


7,910


7,455


6.1%

RPMs (in millions)

188


189


(0.5)%


2,305


2,207


4.4%

ASMs (in millions)

236


234


0.9%


2,886


2,780


3.8%

Passenger load factor

79.7%


80.8%


(1.1) pts


79.9%


79.4%


0.5 pts

On-time arrivals

66.6%


81.0%


(14.4) pts


82.8%


88.0%


(5.2) pts

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

SOURCE Alaska Air Group



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