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Alaska Air Group reports January 2019 operational results

SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines, a subsidiary of RAVN Air.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 2.5 percent increase in traffic on a 0.9 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2018. Load factor increased 1.3 points to 77.1 percent.

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


January


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,396


3,340


1.7%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"

4,071


3,971


2.5%

Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"

5,282


5,237


0.9%

Passenger load factor

77.1%


75.8%


1.3 pts


MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 0.1 percent increase in traffic on a 1.1 percent decrease in capacity compared to January 2018. Load factor increased 0.9 points to 77.3 percent. Mainline also reported 80.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in January 2019, compared to 87.1 percent reported in January 2018.

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


January


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

2,542


2,595


(2.0)%

RPMs (000,000)

3,647


3,642


0.1%

ASMs (000,000)

4,715


4,768


(1.1)%

Passenger load factor

77.3%


76.4%


0.9 pts

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

80.5%


87.1%


(6.6) pts

REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 28.9 percent on a 20.9 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2018. Load factor increased 4.7 points to 74.8 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 81.9 percent of flights arrived on time in January 2019, compared to 86.3 percent in January 2018.

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


January


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

854


745


14.6%

RPMs (000,000)

424


329


28.9%

ASMs (000,000)

567


469


20.9%

Passenger load factor

74.8%


70.1%


4.7 pts

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

81.9%


86.3%


(4.4) pts

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Learn about Alaska's award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

 

SOURCE Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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