Alaska Air Group Reports January 2016 Operational Results

Feb 02, 2016, 08:00 ET from Alaska Air Group

SEATTLE, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc., and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.4 percent increase in traffic on a 12.4 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 79.1 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

The following table shows the operational results for January, compared to the prior-year period:


January


2016


2015


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,509


2,358


6.4%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,756


2,496


10.4%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,485


3,100


12.4%

Passenger load factor

79.1%


80.5%


(1.4) pts

 

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 10.3 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 79.6 percent. Alaska also reported 87.0 percent of its flights arrived on-time in January, compared to 84.4 percent reported in January 2015.

The following table shows Alaska's operational results for January, compared to the prior-year period:


January


2016


2015


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,811


1,680


7.8%

RPMs (in millions)

2,491


2,259


10.3%

ASMs (in millions)

3,128


2,789


12.2%

Passenger load factor

79.6%


81.0%


(1.4) pts

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

87.0%


84.4%


2.6 pts

 

REGIONAL FLYING

Regional traffic increased 11.8 percent on a 15.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015. Load factor decreased 2.1 points to 74.2 percent.

The following table shows regional operational results for January, compared to the prior-year period:


January


2016


2015


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

698


678


2.9%

RPMs (in millions)

265


237


11.8%

ASMs (in millions)

357


310


15.2%

Passenger load factor

74.2%


76.3%


(2.1) 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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