Alaska Airlines Performance

Alaska Air Group Reports July 2019 Operational Results

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported July 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 2.8% increase in traffic on a 2.5% increase in capacity compared to July 2018. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 88.0%.

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

July

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

4,420

4,353

1.5%

26,863

26,911

(0.2)%

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

5,383

5,236

2.8%

32,471

32,122

1.1%

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

6,119

5,969

2.5%

38,605

38,282

0.8%

Passenger load factor

88.0%

87.7%

0.3 pts

84.1%

83.9%

0.2 pts

MAINLINE

Mainline reported a 1.7% increase in traffic on a 1.5% increase in capacity compared to July 2018. Load factor increased 0.2 points to 88.5%. Mainline also reported 83.4% of its flights arrived on time in July 2019, compared to 82.9% reported in July 2018.

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

July

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,416

3,415

—%

20,486

21,088

(2.9)%

RPMs (000,000)

4,866

4,785

1.7%

29,245

29,365

(0.4)%

ASMs (000,000)

5,499

5,420

1.5%

34,613

34,807

(0.6)%

Passenger load factor

88.5%

88.3%

0.2 pts

84.5%

84.4%

0.1 pts

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

83.4%

82.9%

0.5 pts

80.5%

83.3%

(2.8) pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 14.6% on a 12.9% increase in capacity compared to July 2018. Load factor increased 1.2 points to 83.4 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 87.4% of flights arrived on time in July 2019, compared to 86.0% in July 2018.

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

July

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

1,004

938

7.0%

6,377

5,823

9.5%

RPMs (000,000)

517

451

14.6%

3,226

2,757

17.0%

ASMs (000,000)

620

549

12.9%

3,992

3,475

14.9%

Passenger load factor

83.4%

82.2%

1.2 pts

80.8%

79.4%

1.4 pts

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

87.4%

86.0%

1.4 pts

83.1%

86.3%

(3.2) pts



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