Alaska Airlines Performance

Alaska Air Group Reports August 2018 Operational Results

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc. and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.

On Jan. 11, 2018, Alaska and Virgin America consolidated their operations onto a Single Operating Certificate. 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 3.8 percent increase in traffic on a 4.3 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2017. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 85.7 percent.

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

August

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

4,195

4,024

4.2%

31,107

29,496

5.5%

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

4,964

4,784

3.8%

37,086

34,910

6.2%

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

5,791

5,552

4.3%

44,072

41,148

7.1%

Passenger load factor

85.7%

86.2%

(0.5) pts

84.1%

84.8%

(0.7) pts

MAINLINE

Mainline reported a 2.6 percent increase in traffic on a 2.9 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2017. Load factor decreased 0.2 points to 86.2 percent. Mainline also reported 75 percent of its flights arrived on time in August 2018, compared to 78.5 percent reported in August 2017.

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

August

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,264

3,174

2.8%

24,352

23,094

5.4%

RPMs (000,000)

4,523

4,408

2.6%

33,888

32,245

5.1%

ASMs (000,000)

5,247

5,101

2.9%

40,054

37,831

5.9%

Passenger load factor

86.2%

86.4%

(0.2) pts

84.6%

85.2%

(0.6) pts

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

75.0%

78.5%

(3.5) pts

82.2%

77.3%

4.9 pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 17.3 percent on a 20.6 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2017. Load factor decreased 2.2 points to 81.2 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 74.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in August 2018, compared to 76.3 percent in August 2017.

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

August

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

931

850

9.5%

6,755

6,402

5.5%

RPMs (000,000)

441

376

17.3%

3,198

2,665

20.0%

ASMs (000,000)

544

451

20.6%

4,018

3,317

21.1%

Passenger load factor

81.2%

83.4%

(2.2) pts

79.6%

80.3%

(0.7) pts

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

74.2%

76.3%

(2.1) pts

84.6%

78.9%

5.7 pts



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