Alaska Air Group Reports October 2015 Operational Results

Nov 03, 2015, 08:01 ET from Alaska Air Group Inc.

SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported October and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 12.0 percent increase in traffic on a 12.9 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 82.3 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements with SkyWest and PenAir.

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

October

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,636

2,388

10.4%

26,591

24,384

9.1%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,754

2,459

12.0%

27,806

25,536

8.9%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,345

2,962

12.9%

32,919

29,884

10.2%

Passenger load factor

82.3%

83.0%

(0.7) pts

84.5%

85.5%

(1.0) pts

 

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 12.3 percent increase in traffic on a 13.2 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.6 points to 82.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.2 percent of its flights arrived on-time in October, compared to 87.1 percent reported in October 2014.

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

October

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,863

1,671

11.5%

19,056

17,467

9.1%

RPMs (in millions)

2,479

2,208

12.3%

25,111

23,079

8.8%

ASMs (in millions)

2,995

2,646

13.2%

29,603

26,843

10.3%

Passenger load factor

82.8%

83.4%

(0.6) pts

84.8%

86.0%

(1.2) pts

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

88.2%

87.1%

1.1 pts

86.6%

86.8%

(0.2) pts

 

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 1.6 percent increase in traffic on a 2.5 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 77.9 percent. Horizon also reported 83.5 percent of its flights arrived on-time in October, compared to the 89.6 percent reported in October 2014.

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

October

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

672

641

4.8%

6,645

6,215

6.9%

RPMs (in millions)

190

187

1.6%

1,946

1,849

5.2%

ASMs (in millions)

244

238

2.5%

2,426

2,324

4.4%

Passenger load factor

77.9%

78.6%

(0.7) pts

80.2%

79.6%

0.6 pts

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

83.5%

89.6%

(6.1) pts

84.7%

88.7%

(4.0) 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 and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American 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 the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

SOURCE Alaska Air Group Inc.



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