Alaska Air Group Performance

Alaska Air Group Reports September 2018 Operational Results

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 0.6 percent increase in traffic on a 3.2 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2017. Load factor decreased 2.1 points to 80.8 percent.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air Group Inc. on Friday reported September 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 0.6 percent increase in traffic on a 3.2 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2017. Load factor decreased 2.1 points to 80.8 percent.

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

 

September

 

Year-to-Date

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,579

 

3,541

 

1.1%

 

34,685

 

33,038

 

5.0%

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

4,186

 

4,162

 

0.6%

 

41,272

 

39,072

 

5.6%

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

5,183

 

5,021

 

3.2%

 

49,256

 

46,169

 

6.7%

Passenger load factor

80.8%

 

82.9%

 

(2.1) pts

 

83.8%

 

84.6%

 

(0.8) pts

MAINLINE

Mainline reported a 0.3 percent decrease in traffic on a 2.4 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2017. Load factor decreased 2.2 points to 81 percent. Mainline also reported 85.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in September 2018, compared to 83.9 percent reported in September 2017.

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

 

September

 

Year-to-Date

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

2,755

 

2,755

 

—%

 

27,107

 

25,850

 

4.9%

RPMs (000,000)

3,789

 

3,800

 

(0.3)%

 

37,677

 

36,045

 

4.5%

ASMs (000,000)

4,676

 

4,566

 

2.4%

 

44,730

 

42,397

 

5.5%

Passenger load factor

81.0%

 

83.2%

 

(2.2) pts

 

84.2%

 

85.0%

 

(0.8) pt

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

85.2%

 

83.9%

 

1.3 pts

 

83.2%

 

78.0%

 

5.2 pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 9.7 percent on an 11.4 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2017. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 78.2 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 83.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in September 2018, compared to 82.7 percent in September 2017.

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

 

September

 

Year-to-Date

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

824

 

786

 

4.8%

 

7,578

 

7,188

 

5.4%

RPMs (000,000)

397

 

362

 

9.7%

 

3,595

 

3,027

 

18.8%

ASMs (000,000)

507

 

455

 

11.4%

 

4,526

 

3,772

 

20.0%

Passenger load factor

78.2%

 

79.6%

 

(1.4) pts

 

79.4%

 

80.2%

 

(0.8) pts

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

83.4%

 

82.7%

 

0.7 pts

 

84.5%

 

79.4%

 

5.1 pts

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.



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