Alaska Airlines Performance

Alaska Air Group Reports March 2019 Operational Results

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 0.5% increase in traffic on a 1.3% increase in capacity compared to March 2018. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 84.2%.

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air Group Inc. last week reported March 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, a subsidiary of RAVN Air.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 0.5% increase in traffic on a 1.3% increase in capacity compared to March 2018. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 84.2%.

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

March

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,891

3,920

(0.7)%

10,417

10,489

(0.7)%

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

4,678

4,654

0.5%

12,449

12,403

0.4%

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

5,556

5,485

1.3%

15,508

15,480

0.2%

Passenger load factor

84.2%

84.9%

(0.7) pts

80.3%

80.1%

0.2 pts

MAINLINE

Mainline reported a 1.2% decrease in traffic on a 0.2% decrease in capacity compared to March 2018. Load factor decreased 0.9 points to 84.5%. Mainline also reported 81.2% of its flights arrived on time in March 2019, compared to 81.9% reported in March 2018.

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

March

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

2,952

3,085

(4.3)%

7,864

8,211

(4.2)%

RPMs (000,000)

4,205

4,256

(1.2)%

11,172

11,360

(1.7)%

ASMs (000,000)

4,974

4,985

(0.2)%

13,874

14,098

(1.6)%

Passenger load factor

84.5%

85.4%

(0.9) pts

80.5%

80.6%

(0.1) pt

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

81.2%

81.9%

(0.7) pts

76.9%

84.4%

(7.5) pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 18.8% on a 16.4% increase in capacity compared to March 2018. Load factor increased 1.6 points to 81.3%. Alaska's regional partners also reported 82.4% of its flights arrived on time in March 2019, compared to 86.7% in March 2018.

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

March

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

939

835

12.5%

2,553

2,278

12.1%

RPMs (000,000)

473

398

18.8%

1,277

1,043

22.4%

ASMs (000,000)

582

500

16.4%

1,634

1,382

18.2%

Passenger load factor

81.3%

79.7%

1.6 pts

78.2%

75.5%

2.7 pts

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

82.4%

86.7%

(4.3) pts

77.0%

86.2%

(9.2) pts



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