Alaska Air Group Reports May 2015 Operational Results

Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Alaska-AirlinesAlaska Air Group Inc. today reported May and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below.

 

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.4 percent increase in traffic on a 12.0 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2014. Load factor decreased 1.2 points to 84.5 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.

 

The following table shows the operational results for May and year-to date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

 

 

May

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,666

 

2,409

 

10.7%

 

12,535

 

11,392

 

10.0%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,795

 

2,531

 

10.4%

 

13,252

 

12,099

 

9.5%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,306

 

2,952

 

12.0%

 

15,835

 

14,197

 

11.5%

Passenger load factor

84.5%

 

85.7%

 

(1.2) pts

 

83.7%

 

85.2%

 

(1.5) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE
Alaska reported a 10.3 percent increase in traffic on a 12.1 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2014. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 84.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.0 percent of its flights arrived on time in May, compared to 89.7 percent reported in May 2014.

 

 

The following table shows Alaska’s operational results for May and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

May

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,921

 

1,732

 

10.9%

 

9,002

 

8,157

 

10.4%

RPMs (in millions)

2,530

 

2,293

 

10.3%

 

12,010

 

10,956

 

9.6%

ASMs (in millions)

2,982

 

2,659

 

12.1%

 

14,289

 

12,759

 

12.0%

Passenger load factor

84.8%

 

86.2%

 

(1.4) pts

 

84.0%

 

85.9%

 

(1.9) pts

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

88.0%

 

89.7%

 

(1.7) pts

 

86.6%

 

88.2%

 

(1.6) pts

HORIZON AIR

 
Horizon reported a 9.6 percent increase in traffic on a 9.0 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point increase in load factor to a May record of 80.5 percent. Horizon also reported 90.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in May, compared to the 93.0 percent reported in May 2014.

 

 

The following table shows Horizon’s operational results for May and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

May

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

660

 

607

 

8.7%

 

3,149

 

2,921

 

7.8%

RPMs (in millions)

195

 

178

 

9.6%

 

925

 

867

 

6.7%

ASMs (in millions)

242

 

222

 

9.0%

 

1,169

 

1,107

 

5.6%

Passenger load factor

80.5%

 

80.2%

 

0.3 pts

 

79.1%

 

78.3%

 

0.8 pts

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

90.2%

 

93.0%

 

(2.8) pts

 

87.6%

 

88.1%

 

(0.5) pts

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report.

 

 

 

Source:- Alaska Air

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