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Alaska Air Group reports October 2019 operational results

SEATTLE, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported October 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.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 3.4% increase in traffic on a 3.6% increase in capacity compared to October 2018. Load factor decreased 0.1 points to 83.7%.

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


October


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,913


3,744


4.5%


38,931


38,429


1.3%

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

4,626


4,472


3.4%


46,739


45,745


2.2%

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

5,528


5,337


3.6%


55,533


54,593


1.7%

Passenger load factor

83.7%


83.8%


(0.1) pts


84.2%


83.8%


0.4 pts

MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 2.0% increase in traffic on a 2.3% increase in capacity compared to October 2018. Load factor decreased 0.3 points to 83.9%. Mainline also reported 84.3% of its flights arrived on time in October 2019, compared to 80.0% reported in October 2018.

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


October


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

2,943


2,888


1.9%


29,668


29,995


(1.1)%

RPMs (000,000)

4,138


4,057


2.0%


42,055


41,734


0.8%

ASMs (000,000)

4,932


4,820


2.3%


49,747


49,550


0.4%

Passenger load factor

83.9%


84.2%


(0.3) pts


84.5%


84.2%


0.3 pts

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

84.3%


80.0%


4.3 pts


80.7%


82.9%


(2.2) pts

REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 17.6% on a 15.3% increase in capacity compared to October 2018. Load factor increased 1.6 points to 81.9%. Alaska's regional partners also reported 86.4% of flights arrived on time in October 2019, compared to 78.4% in October 2018.

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


October


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

970


856


13.3%


9,263


8,434


9.8%

RPMs (000,000)

488


415


17.6%


4,684


4,011


16.8%

ASMs (000,000)

596


517


15.3%


5,786


5,043


14.7%

Passenger load factor

81.9%


80.3%


1.6 pts


81.0%


79.5%


1.5 pts

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

86.4%


78.4%


8.0 pts


83.9%


83.9%


Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 46 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,300 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 800 destinations worldwide. 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 Inc.

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