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Alaska Air Group reports January 2016 operational results

Feb 02, 2016

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Air Group Inc today reported January 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.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.4 percent increase in traffic on a 12.4 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 79.1 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 January, compared to the prior-year period:

January
2016 2015 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,509 2,358 6.4%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,756 2,496 10.4%
Available seat miles ASM (in millions) 3,485 3,100 12.4%
Passenger load factor 79.1% 80.5% (1.4) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 10.3 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 79.6 percent. Alaska also reported 87.0 percent of its flights arrived on-time in January, compared to 84.4 percent reported in January 2015.

The following table shows Alaska's operational results for January, compared to the prior-year period:

January
2016 2015 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,811 1,680 7.8%
RPMs (in millions) 2,491 2,259 10.3%
ASMs (in millions) 3,128 2,789 12.2%
Passenger load factor 79.6% 81.0% (1.4) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 87.0% 84.4% 2.6 pts

REGIONAL FLYING

Regional traffic increased 11.8 percent on a 15.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015. Load factor decreased 2.1 points to 74.2 percent.

The following table shows regional operational results for January, compared to the prior-year period:

January
2016 2015 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 698 678 2.9%
RPMs (in millions) 265 237 11.8%
ASMs (in millions) 357 310 15.2%
Passenger load factor 74.2% 76.3% (2.1) pts

Alaska Air Group reports January 2016 operational results



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