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Alaska Air Group reports July 2019 operational results

SEATTLE, Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported July 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 2.8% increase in traffic on a 2.5% increase in capacity compared to July 2018. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 88.0%.

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


July


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

4,420


4,353


1.5%


26,863


26,911


(0.2)%

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

5,383


5,236


2.8%


32,471


32,122


1.1%

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

6,119


5,969


2.5%


38,605


38,282


0.8%

Passenger load factor

88.0%


87.7%


0.3 pts


84.1%


83.9%


0.2 pts

MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 1.7% increase in traffic on a 1.5% increase in capacity compared to July 2018. Load factor increased 0.2 points to 88.5%. Mainline also reported 83.4% of its flights arrived on time in July 2019, compared to 82.9% reported in July 2018.

The following table shows mainline operational results for July and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:


July


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,416


3,415


—%


20,486


21,088


(2.9)%

RPMs (000,000)

4,866


4,785


1.7%


29,245


29,365


(0.4)%

ASMs (000,000)

5,499


5,420


1.5%


34,613


34,807


(0.6)%

Passenger load factor

88.5%


88.3%


0.2 pts


84.5%


84.4%


0.1 pts

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

83.4%


82.9%


0.5 pts


80.5%


83.3%


(2.8) pts

REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 14.6% on a 12.9% increase in capacity compared to July 2018. Load factor increased 1.2 points to 83.4 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 87.4% of flights arrived on time in July 2019, compared to 86.0% in July 2018.

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


July


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

1,004


938


7.0%


6,377


5,823


9.5%

RPMs (000,000)

517


451


14.6%


3,226


2,757


17.0%

ASMs (000,000)

620


549


12.9%


3,992


3,475


14.9%

Passenger load factor

83.4%


82.2%


1.2 pts


80.8%


79.4%


1.4 pts

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

87.4%


86.0%


1.4 pts


83.1%


86.3%


(3.2) pts

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 46 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. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for 12 consecutive years from 2008 to 2019. Learn about Alaska's award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

SOURCE Alaska Air Group

For further information: Media Relations: (206) 304-0008, newsroom@alaskaair.com; Investor contact: Emily Halverson, Director, Investor Relations, (206) 392-5908