Alaska Air Group Reports May 2016 Operational Results

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc....

SEATTLE, June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —¬†Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 11.6 percent increase in traffic on an 11.3 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2015. Load factor increased 0.2 points to 84.7 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

The following table shows the operational results for May and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

May

Year-to-Date

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,871

2,666

7.7%

13,465

12,535

7.4%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

3,119

2,795

11.6%

14,730

13,252

11.2%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,681

3,306

11.3%

17,750

15,835

12.1%

Passenger load factor

84.7%

84.5%

0.2 pts

83.0%

83.7%

(0.7) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE
Alaska reported a 10.8 percent increase in traffic on a 10.1 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2015. Load factor increased 0.6 points to 85.4 percent. Alaska also reported 90.3 percent of its flights arrived on-time in May, compared to 88.0 percent reported in May 2015.

The following table shows Alaska’s operational results for May and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

May

Year-to-Date

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,087

1,921

8.6%

9,743

9,002

8.2%

RPMs (in millions)

2,803

2,530

10.8%

13,260

12,010

10.4%

ASMs (in millions)

3,284

2,982

10.1%

15,866

14,289

11.0%

Passenger load factor

85.4%

84.8%

0.6 pts

83.6%

84.0%

(0.4) pts

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

90.3%

88.0%

2.3 pts

88.5%

86.6%

1.9 pts

REGIONAL FLYING
Regional traffic increased 19.7 percent on a 22.5 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2015. Load factor decreased 1.9 points to 79.6 percent.

The following table shows regional operational results for May and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

May

Year-to-Date

2016

2015

Change

2016

2015

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

784

745

5.2%

3,722

3,533

5.3%

RPMs (in millions)

316

264

19.7%

1,469

1,242

18.3%

ASMs (in millions)

397

324

22.5%

1,884

1,546

21.9%

Passenger load factor

79.6%

81.5%

(1.9) pts

78.0%

80.3%

(2.3) 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, Costa Rica 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 nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

SOURCE Alaska Air Group Inc.