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Alaska Air Group reports July 2018 operational results

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Alaska Air Group reports July 2018 operational results

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SEATTLE, Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported July 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 7.6 percent increase in traffic on a 6.8 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2017. Load factor increased 0.7 points to 87.7 percent.

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


July


Year-to-Date


2018


2017


Change


2018


2017


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

4,353


4,073


6.9%


26,911


25,472


5.6%

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

5,236


4,864


7.6%


32,122


30,125


6.6%

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

5,969


5,591


6.8%


38,282


35,596


7.5%

Passenger load factor

87.7%


87.0%


0.7 pts


83.9%


84.6%


(0.7) pts

MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 6.7 percent increase in traffic on a 5.7 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2017. Load factor increased 0.9 points to 88.3 percent. Mainline also reported 82.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in July 2018, compared to 83.1 percent reported in July 2017.

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


July


Year-to-Date


2018


2017


Change


2018


2017


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,415


3,206


6.5%


21,088


19,920


5.9%

RPMs (000,000)

4,785


4,485


6.7%


29,365


27,837


5.5%

ASMs (000,000)

5,420


5,129


5.7%


34,807


32,730


6.3%

Passenger load factor

88.3%


87.4%


0.9 pts


84.4%


85.1%


(0.7) pts

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

82.9%


83.1%


(0.2) pts


83.3%


77.1%


6.2 pts

REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 19 percent on an 18.8 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2017. Load factor increased 0.2 points to 82.2 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 86 percent of its flights arrived on time in July 2018, compared to 82.9 percent in July 2017.

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


July


Year-to-Date


2018


2017


Change


2018


2017


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

938


867


8.2%


5,823


5,552


4.9%

RPMs (000,000)

451


379


19.0%


2,757


2,288


20.5%

ASMs (000,000)

549


462


18.8%


3,475


2,866


21.2%

Passenger load factor

82.2%


82.0%


0.2 pts


79.4%


79.8%


(0.4) pts

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

86.0%


82.9%


3.1 pts


86.3%


79.3%


7.0 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. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for 11 consecutive years from 2008 to 2018. Learn about Alaska's award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK).

 

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