Alaska Air Group Reports July 2016 Operational Results

Published on : Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Alaska AirlineAlaska 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. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.8 percent increase in traffic on a 9.6 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2015. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 86.7 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

The following table shows the operational results for July and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

July

Year-to-Date

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

3,151

3,031

4.0%

19,633

18,371

6.9%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

3,395

3,150

7.8%

21,363

19,323

10.6%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,916

3,573

9.6%

25,431

22,779

11.6%

Passenger load factor

86.7%

88.1%

(1.4) pts

84.0%

84.8%

(0.8) pts

 

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE
Alaska reported a 7.8 percent increase in traffic on a 9.4 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2015. Load factor decreased 1.3 points to 87.2 percent. Alaska also reported 89.4 percent of its flights arrived on-time in July, compared to 86.4 percent reported in July 2015.

The following table shows Alaska’s operational results for July and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

July

Year-to-Date

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,293

2,177

5.3%

14,218

13,199

7.7%

RPMs (in millions)

3,055

2,834

7.8%

19,227

17,491

9.9%

ASMs (in millions)

3,502

3,202

9.4%

22,731

20,532

10.7%

Passenger load factor

87.2%

88.5%

(1.3) pts

84.6%

85.2%

(0.6) pts

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

89.4%

86.4%

3.0 pts

88.3%

86.7%

1.6 pts

 

REGIONAL FLYING
Regional traffic increased 7.6 percent on an 11.3 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2015. Load factor decreased 2.8 points to 82.1 percent. Regional also reported 86.0 percent of its flights arrived on time in July, compared to 83.7 percent in July 2015.

The following table shows regional operational results for July and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

July

Year-to-Date

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

858

855

0.4%

5,416

5,172

4.7%

RPMs (in millions)

340

316

7.6%

2,136

1,833

16.5%

ASMs (in millions)

414

372

11.3%

2,700

2,247

20.2%

Passenger load factor

82.1%

84.9%

(2.8) pts

79.1%

81.6%

(2.5) pts

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

86.0%

83.7%

2.3 pts

87.8%

86.7%

1.1 pts

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