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Alaska Air Group Reports June 2018 Operational Results

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on a 6.1 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1 point to 88.3 percent.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June and year-to-date 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. (Horizon) and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.

On January 11, 2018, Alaska and Virgin America consolidated their operations onto a Single Operating Certificate (SOC). Results for Alaska and Virgin America have been combined into a single mainline operation.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on a 6.1 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1 point to 88.3 percent.

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

June

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

4,188

3,931

6.5%

22,558

21,399

5.4%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"

5,050

4,707

7.3%

26,887

25,261

6.4%

Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"

5,716

5,389

6.1%

32,313

30,005

7.7%

Passenger load factor

88.3%

87.3%

1.0 pt

83.2%

84.2%

(1.0) pt

MAINLINE

Mainline reported a 6.4 percent increase in traffic on a 5.2 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1.1 points to 88.8 percent. Mainline also reported 82.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2018, compared to 78.7 percent reported in June 2017.

Mainline operational results reflect both Alaska and Virgin America combined. The following table shows mainline operational results for June and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

June

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,275

3,074

6.5%

17,673

16,715

5.7%

RPMs (000,000)

4,615

4,337

6.4%

24,581

23,351

5.3%

ASMs (000,000)

5,199

4,943

5.2%

29,387

27,601

6.5%

Passenger load factor

88.8%

87.7%

1.1 pts

83.6%

84.6%

(1.0) pt

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

82.4%

78.7%

3.7 pts

83.4%

76.0%

7.4 pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 17.6 percent on a 15.9 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1 point to 84.0 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 85.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2018, compared to 79.8 percent in June 2017.

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

June

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

913

857

6.5%

4,885

4,684

4.3%

RPMs (000,000)

435

370

17.6%

2,306

1,910

20.7%

ASMs (000,000)

517

446

15.9%

2,926

2,404

21.7%

Passenger load factor

84.0%

83.0%

1.0 pt

78.8%

79.5%

(0.7) pts

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

85.9%

79.8%

6.1 pts

86.3%

78.7%

7.6 pts



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