Alaska Air Group Performance

Alaska Air Group Reports December 2019 and Full-year Operational Results

Alaska Air Group Inc. yesterday reported December and full-year 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.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 9.4% increase in traffic on a 4.7% increase in capacity compared to December 2018. Load factor increased 3.7 points to 85.9%.

The following table shows the operational results for December and full-year 2019, compared to the prior-year periods:

December

Full-Year

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

4,097

3,696

10.8%

46.733

45.802

2.0%

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

4,913

4,489

9.4%

56,040

54,673

2.5%

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

5,717

5,461

4.7%

66,654

65,335

2.0%

Passenger load factor

85.9%

82.2%

3.7 pts

84.1%

83.7%

0.4 pts

MAINLINE

Mainline reported a 9.4% increase in traffic on a 4.9% increase in capacity compared to December 2018. Load factor increased 3.6 points to 86.2%. Mainline also reported 73.8% of its flights arrived on time in December 2019, compared to 81.9% reported in December 2018.

The following table shows mainline operational results for December and full-year 2019, compared to the prior-year periods:

December

Full Year

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,071

2,795

9.9%

35,530

35,603

(0.2)%

RPMs (000,000)

4,414

4,036

9.4%

50,413

49,781

1.3%

ASMs (000,000)

5,122

4,885

4.9%

59,711

59,187

0.9%

Passenger load factor

86.2%

82.6%

3.6 pts

84.4%

84.1%

0.3 pts

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

73.8%

81.9%

(8.1) pts

80.3%

82.6%

(2.3) pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 10.2% on a 3.3% increase in capacity compared to December 2018. Load factor increased 5.3 points to 83.9%. Alaska's regional partners also reported 75.2% of flights arrived on time in December 2019, compared to 78.9% in December 2018.

The following table shows regional operational results for December and full-year 2019, compared to the prior-year periods:

December

Full Year

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

1,026

901

13.9%

11,203

10,199

9.8%

RPMs (000,000)

499

453

10.2%

5,627

4,892

15.0%

ASMs (000,000)

595

576

3.3%

6,943

6,148

12.9%

Passenger load factor

83.9%

78.6%

5.3 pts

81.0%

79.6%

1.4 pts

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

75.2%

78.9%

(3.7) pts

83.2%

83.0%

0.2 pts



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