Alaska Airlines Performance

Alaska Air Group Reports October 2018 Operational Results

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 2.4 percent increase in traffic on a 2.4 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2017. Load factor was flat as compared to the prior year.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air Group Inc. last week reported October 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 2.4 percent increase in traffic on a 2.4 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2017. Load factor was flat as compared to the prior year.

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

October

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,744

3,623

3.3%

38,429

36,661

4.8%

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

4,472

4,367

2.4%

45,745

43,438

5.3%

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

5,337

5,211

2.4%

54,593

51,380

6.3%

Passenger load factor

83.8%

83.8%

— pts

83.8%

84.5%

(0.7) pts

MAINLINE

Mainline reported a 1.2 percent increase in traffic on a 1.2 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2017. Load factor was flat as compared to the prior year. Mainline also reported 80 percent of its flights arrived on time in October 2018, compared to 82.3 percent reported in October 2017.

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

October

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

2,888

2,863

0.9%

29,995

28,713

4.5%

RPMs (000,000)

4,057

4,008

1.2%

41,734

40,053

4.2%

ASMs (000,000)

4,820

4,762

1.2%

49,550

47,159

5.1%

Passenger load factor

84.2%

84.2%

— pts

84.2%

84.9%

(0.7) pts

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

80.0%

82.3%

(2.3) pts

82.9%

78.4%

4.5 pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 15.6 percent on a 15.1 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2017. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 80.3 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 78.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in October 2018, compared to 81.3 percent in October 2017.

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

October

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

856

760

12.6%

8,434

7,948

6.1%

RPMs (000,000)

415

359

15.6%

4,011

3,385

18.5%

ASMs (000,000)

517

449

15.1%

5,043

4,221

19.5%

Passenger load factor

80.3%

80.0%

0.3 pts

79.5%

80.2%

(0.7) pts

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

78.4%

81.3%

(2.9) pts

83.9%

79.6%

4.3 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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