Alaska Air Group Reports October 2015 Operational Results

Published on : Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Alaska AirlinesAlaska Air Group Inc. today reported October 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 12.0 percent increase in traffic on a 12.9 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 82.3 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements with SkyWest and PenAir. The following table shows the operational results for October and year-to date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

  October   Year-to-Date
  2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,636   2,388   10.4%   26,591   24,384   9.1%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,754   2,459   12.0%   27,806   25,536   8.9%
Available seat miles ASM (in millions) 3,345   2,962   12.9%   32,919   29,884   10.2%
Passenger load factor 82.3%   83.0%   (0.7) pts   84.5%   85.5%   (1.0) pts

 
ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE Alaska reported a 12.3 percent increase in traffic on a 13.2 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.6 points to 82.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.2 percent of its flights arrived on-time in October, compared to 87.1 percent reported in October 2014. The following table shows Alaska’s operational results for October and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

  October   Year-to-Date
  2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,863   1,671   11.5%   19,056   17,467   9.1%
RPMs (in millions) 2,479   2,208   12.3%   25,111   23,079   8.8%
ASMs (in millions) 2,995   2,646   13.2%   29,603   26,843   10.3%
Passenger load factor 82.8%   83.4%   (0.6) pts   84.8%   86.0%   (1.2) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 88.2%   87.1%   1.1 pts   86.6%   86.8%   (0.2) pts

 
HORIZON AIR Horizon reported a 1.6 percent increase in traffic on a 2.5 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 77.9 percent. Horizon also reported 83.5 percent of its flights arrived on-time in October, compared to the 89.6 percent reported in October 2014. The following table shows Horizon’s operational results for October and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

  October   Year-to-Date
  2015   2014   Change   2015   2014   Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 672   641   4.8%   6,645   6,215   6.9%
RPMs (in millions) 190   187   1.6%   1,946   1,849   5.2%
ASMs (in millions) 244   238   2.5%   2,426   2,324   4.4%
Passenger load factor 77.9%   78.6%   (0.7) pts   80.2%   79.6%   0.6 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 83.5%   89.6%   (6.1) pts   84.7%   88.7%   (4.0) 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, Mexico and Costa Rica. 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.

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