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Alaska Air Group Reports October 2015 Operational Results
PR Newswire
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SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) 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 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 the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

SOURCE Alaska Air Group Inc.