Alaska Air Group reports August 2016 operational results

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SEATTLE, WA – Alaska Air Group Inc today reported August 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 (Regional).


AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.0 percent increase in traffic on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2015. Load factor decreased 0.9 points to 85.8 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 August and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

August Year-to-Date
2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 3,192 3,011 6.0% 22,825 21,383 6.7%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 3,376 3,096 9.0% 24,741 22,419 10.4%
Available seat miles ASM (in millions) 3,936 3,570 10.3% 29,367 26,349 11.5%
Passenger load factor 85.8% 86.7% (0.9) pts 84.2% 85.1% (0.9) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE

Alaska reported an 8.7 percent increase in traffic on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2015. Load factor decreased 0.9 points to 86.2 percent. Alaska also reported 87.8 percent of its flights arrived on-time in August, compared to 82.9 percent reported in August 2015.

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

August Year-to-Date
2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,303 2,181 5.6% 16,521 15,380 7.4%
RPMs (in millions) 3,027 2,784 8.7% 22,255 20,275 9.8%
ASMs (in millions) 3,513 3,196 9.9% 26,243 23,728 10.6%
Passenger load factor 86.2% 87.1% (0.9) pts 84.8% 85.4% (0.6) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 87.8% 82.9% 4.9 pts 88.3% 86.2% 2.1 pts

REGIONAL FLYING

Regional traffic increased 12.2 percent on a 13.1 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2015. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 82.5 percent. Regional also reported 83.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in August, compared to 75.5 percent in August 2015.

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

August Year-to-Date
2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 889 831 7.0% 6,304 6,003 5.0%
RPMs (in millions) 349 311 12.2% 2,486 2,144 16.0%
ASMs (in millions) 423 374 13.1% 3,124 2,621 19.2%
Passenger load factor 82.5% 83.2% (0.7) pts 79.6% 81.8% (2.2) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 83.1% 75.5% 7.6 pts 87.2% 85.2% 2.0 pts

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.