Alaska Air Group Reports June 2015 Operational Results

Jul 02, 2015, 08:00 ET from Alaska Air Group Inc.

SEATTLE, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.9 percent increase in traffic on a 7.2 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2014. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.7 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.

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

June

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,805

2,609

7.5%

15,340

14,002

9.6%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,921

2,733

6.9%

16,173

14,832

9.0%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,371

3,144

7.2%

19,206

17,341

10.8%

Passenger load factor

86.7%

86.9%

(0.2) pts

84.2%

85.5%

(1.3) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE Alaska reported a 6.9 percent increase in traffic on a 7.4 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2014. This resulted in a 0.4 point decrease in load factor to 87.0 percent. Alaska also reported 87.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 86.0 percent reported in June 2014.

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

June

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,020

1,887

7.0%

11,022

10,044

9.7%

RPMs (in millions)

2,647

2,475

6.9%

14,657

13,431

9.1%

ASMs (in millions)

3,041

2,831

7.4%

17,330

15,590

11.2%

Passenger load factor

87.0%

87.4%

(0.4) pts

84.6%

86.2%

(1.6) pts

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

87.5%

86.0%

1.5 pts

86.7%

87.8%

(1.1) pts

HORIZON AIR Horizon reported a 6.7 percent increase in June traffic on a 5.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2014. This resulted in a 0.9 point increase in load factor to 82.0 percent. Horizon also reported 86.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 92.9 percent reported in June 2014.

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

June

Year-to-Date

2015

2014

Change

2015

2014

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

698

649

7.6%

3,848

3,570

7.8%

RPMs (in millions)

206

193

6.7%

1,130

1,061

6.5%

ASMs (in millions)

251

238

5.5%

1,420

1,345

5.6%

Passenger load factor

82.0%

81.1%

0.9 pts

79.6%

78.8%

0.8 pts

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

86.6%

92.9%

(6.3) pts

87.5%

88.9%

(1.4) 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 Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

SOURCE Alaska Air Group Inc.



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