Alaska Air Group Reports July 2015 Operational Results

Aug 04, 2015, 08:00 ET from Alaska Air Group

SEATTLE, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July 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 6.4 percent increase in traffic on a 6.9 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2014. Load factor decreased 0.4 points to 88.1 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 July and year-to date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

July

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

3,031

2,829

7.1%

18,371

16,830

9.2%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

3,150

2,960

6.4%

19,323

17,792

8.6%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,573

3,343

6.9%

22,779

20,683

10.1%

Passenger load factor

88.1%

88.5%

(0.4) pts

84.8%

86.0%

(1.2) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 5.7 percent increase in traffic on a 6.4 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2014. Load factor decreased 0.6 points to 88.5 percent. Alaska also reported 86.4 percent of its flights arrived on-time in July, compared to 84.1 percent reported in July 2014.

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

July

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,177

2,056

5.9%

13,199

12,099

9.1%

RPMs (in millions)

2,834

2,680

5.7%

17,491

16,112

8.6%

ASMs (in millions)

3,202

3,010

6.4%

20,532

18,600

10.4%

Passenger load factor

88.5%

89.1%

(0.6) pts

85.2%

86.6%

(1.4) pts

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

86.4%

84.1%

2.3 pts

86.7%

87.2%

(0.5) pts

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 5.7 percent increase in traffic on a 3.6 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2014. Load factor increased 1.9 points to 84.3 percent. Horizon also reported 82.4 percent of its flights arrived on-time in July, compared to the 86.9 percent reported in July 2014.

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

July

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

746

692

7.8%

4,593

4,262

7.8%

RPMs (in millions)

221

209

5.7%

1,351

1,269

6.5%

ASMs (in millions)

262

253

3.6%

1,681

1,598

5.2%

Passenger load factor

84.3%

82.4%

1.9 pts

80.4%

79.4%

1.0 pts

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

82.4%

86.9%

(4.5) pts

86.7%

88.6%

(1.9) 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



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