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Alaska Air Group Reports November 2015 Operational Results
PR Newswire
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SEATTLE, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported November 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 13.0 percent increase in traffic on a 13.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2014. Load factor decreased 0.6 points to 81.7 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 November and year-to date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

November

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,560

 

2,335

 

9.6%

 

29,151

 

26,719

 

9.1%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,796

 

2,475

 

13.0%

 

30,602

 

28,011

 

9.2%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,422

 

3,009

 

13.7%

 

36,340

 

32,894

 

10.5%

Passenger load factor

81.7%

 

82.3%

 

(0.6) pts

 

84.2%

 

85.2%

 

(1.0) pts

 

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 12.9 percent increase in traffic on a 13.8 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2014. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 82.1 percent. Alaska also reported 85.5 percent of its flights arrived on-time in November, compared to 84.6 percent reported in November 2014.

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

 

November

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,847

 

1,675

 

10.3%

 

20,904

 

19,142

 

9.2%

RPMs (in millions)

2,535

 

2,246

 

12.9%

 

27,646

 

25,325

 

9.2%

ASMs (in millions)

3,087

 

2,713

 

13.8%

 

32,690

 

29,556

 

10.6%

Passenger load factor

82.1%

 

82.8%

 

(0.7) pts

 

84.6%

 

85.7%

 

(1.1) pts

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

85.5%

 

84.6%

 

0.9 pts

 

86.5%

 

86.6%

 

(0.1) pts

 

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 1.2 percent increase in traffic on a 0.9 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2014. Load factor increased 0.2 points to 76.3 percent. Horizon also reported 80.3 percent of its flights arrived on-time in November, compared to the 87.9 percent reported in November 2014.

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

 

November

 

Year-to-Date

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

 

2015

 

2014

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

607

 

589

 

3.1%

 

7,252

 

6,803

 

6.6%

RPMs (in millions)

171

 

169

 

1.2%

 

2,117

 

2,018

 

4.9%

ASMs (in millions)

224

 

222

 

0.9%

 

2,650

 

2,546

 

4.1%

Passenger load factor

76.3%

 

76.1%

 

0.2 pts

 

79.9%

 

79.3%

 

0.6 pts

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

80.3%

 

87.9%

 

(7.6) pts

 

84.3%

 

88.6%

 

(4.3) 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 America 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