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Alaska Air Group Reports September 2015 Operational Results
PR Newswire
SEATTLE

SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported September and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.0 percent increase in traffic on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point decrease in load factor to 81.6 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 September and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

September

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,573

 

2,350

 

9.5%

 

23,956

 

21,996

 

8.9%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,633

 

2,393

 

10.0%

 

25,052

 

23,078

 

8.6%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,225

 

2,923

 

10.3%

 

29,574

 

26,922

 

9.9%

Passenger load factor

81.6%

 

81.9%

 

(0.3) pts

 

84.7%

 

85.7%

 

(1.0) pts

 

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 9.8 percent increase in traffic on a 10.2 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point decrease in load factor to 81.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.8 percent of its flights arrived on time in September, compared to the 87.0 percent reported in September 2014.

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

 

September

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,813

 

1,650

 

9.9%

 

17,193

 

15,796

 

8.8%

RPMs (in millions)

2,357

 

2,146

 

9.8%

 

22,633

 

20,871

 

8.4%

ASMs (in millions)

2,880

 

2,614

 

10.2%

 

26,609

 

24,197

 

10.0%

Passenger load factor

81.8%

 

82.1%

 

(0.3) pts

 

85.1%

 

86.3%

 

(1.2) pts

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

88.8%

 

87.0%

 

1.8 pts

 

86.4%

 

86.7%

 

(0.3) pts

 

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 2.7 percent increase in September traffic on a 1.7 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.8 point increase in load factor to 79.4 percent. Horizon also reported 84.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in September, compared to the 88.9 percent reported in September 2014.

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

 

September

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

659

 

625

 

5.4%

 

5,972

 

5,573

 

7.2%

RPMs (in millions)

189

 

184

 

2.7%

 

1,755

 

1,662

 

5.6%

ASMs (in millions)

238

 

234

 

1.7%

 

2,183

 

2,086

 

4.7%

Passenger load factor

79.4%

 

78.6%

 

0.8 pts

 

80.4%

 

79.7%

 

0.7 pts

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

84.1%

 

88.9%

 

(4.8) pts

 

84.8%

 

88.6%

 

(3.8) 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. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

SOURCE Alaska Air Group