Alaska Air Group Reports May 2017 Operational Results

Published on : Friday, June 9, 2017

Alaska AirlinesAlaska Air Group Inc. today reported May and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc. (Virgin America), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon) and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines (Regional).

 

 

Air Group’s acquisition of Virgin America took place on Dec.14, 2016. Operational results below include Virgin America results from pre-acquisition periods for comparison.

 

 

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 7.6 percent increase in traffic on a 5.9 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2016. Load factor increased 1.4 points to 86.5 percent.

 

 

The following table shows the operational results for May and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods(1):

 

 

May

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,793

3,574

6.1%

17,483

16,595

5.4%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) “traffic”

4,500

4,181

7.6%

20,554

19,400

5.9%

Available seat miles ASM (000,000) “capacity”

5,202

4,914

5.9%

24,616

23,430

5.1%

Passenger load factor

86.5%

85.1%

1.4 pts

83.5%

82.8%

0.7 pt

(1)     2016 information has been adjusted to include Virgin America operating results for comparison.

ALASKA
Alaska reported a 9.6 percent increase in traffic on a 6.7 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2016. Load factor increased 2.2 points to 87.6 percent. Alaska also reported 82.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in May 2017, compared to 90.3 percent reported in May 2016.

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

May

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

2,276

2,087

9.1%

10,434

9,743

7.1%

RPMs (000,000)

3,071

2,803

9.6%

14,148

13,260

6.7%

ASMs (000,000)

3,505

3,284

6.7%

16,729

15,866

5.4%

Passenger load factor

87.6%

85.4%

2.2 pts

84.6%

83.6%

1.0 pt

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

82.6%

90.3%

(7.7) pts

79.9%

88.5%

(8.6) pts

VIRGIN AMERICA
Virgin America traffic increased 2.6 percent on a 3.5 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2016. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 85.4 percent. Virgin America also reported 58.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in May 2017, compared to 76.7 percent in May 2016.

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

May

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

706

703

0.4%

3,222

3,130

2.9%

RPMs (000,000)

1,090

1,062

2.6%

4,866

4,671

4.2%

ASMs (000,000)

1,276

1,233

3.5%

5,929

5,680

4.4%

Passenger load factor

85.4%

86.1%

(0.7) pt

82.1%

82.2%

(0.1) pt

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

58.7%

76.7%

(18.0) pts

63.4%

77.0%

(13.6) pts

REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 7.3 percent on a 6.0 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2016. Load factor increased 0.9 points to 80.5 percent. Regional also reported 86.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in May 2017, compared to 91.7 percent in May 2016.

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

May

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change

Revenue passengers (000)

811

784

3.4%

3,827

3,722

2.8%

RPMs (000,000)

339

316

7.3%

1,540

1,469

4.8%

ASMs (000,000)

421

397

6.0%

1,958

1,884

3.9%

Passenger load factor

80.5%

79.6%

0.9 pt

78.7%

78.0%

0.7 pt

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

86.4%

91.7%

(5.3) pts

78.4%

89.0%

(10.6) pts

 

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to 119 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. 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 Satisfaction Study for 10 consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Alaska Mileage Plan ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power 2016 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive year

 

Source:- Alaska Airlines

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