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Alaska Air Group Reports February 2016 Operational Results

Alaska Air Group Inc. reported February 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 a 13.8 percent increase in traffic on an 18.0 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2015. Load factor decreased 3.0 points to 80.4 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 February and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

February

 

Year-to-Date

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,434

 

2,245

 

8.4%

 

4,943

 

4,603

 

7.4%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,650

 

2,328

 

13.8%

 

5,406

 

4,824

 

12.1%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,295

 

2,792

 

18.0%

 

6,780

 

5,892

 

15.1%

Passenger load factor

80.4%

 

83.4%

 

(3.0) pts

 

79.7%

 

81.9%

 

(2.2) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 13.2 percent increase in traffic on a 17.3 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2015. Load factor decreased 2.9 points to 80.7 percent. Alaska also reported 89.3 percent of its flights arrived on-time in February, compared to 84.8 percent reported in February 2015.

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

 

February

 

Year-to-Date

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,742

 

1,599

 

8.9%

 

3,553

 

3,279

 

8.4%

RPMs (in millions)

2,380

 

2,102

 

13.2%

 

4,871

 

4,361

 

11.7%

ASMs (in millions)

2,948

 

2,514

 

17.3%

 

6,076

 

5,303

 

14.6%

Passenger load factor

80.7%

 

83.6%

 

(2.9) pts

 

80.2%

 

82.2%

 

(2.0) pts

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

89.3%

 

84.8%

 

4.5 pts

 

88.1%

 

84.6%

 

3.5 pts

REGIONAL FLYING

Regional traffic increased 19.0 percent on a 24.8 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2015. Load factor decreased 3.7 points to 77.5 percent.

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