Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Alaska Airlines Group November Results

Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported November and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc. (Virgin America), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc. (Horizon), and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.

Air Group's acquisition of Virgin America took place on Dec. 14, 2016. Operational results below include Virgin America results from pre-acquisition periods for comparison.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 9.3 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor decreased 0.1 points to 84.2 percent.



The results tables follow.



The following table shows the operational results for November and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods(1):

November

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
3,628

3,438

5.5%

40,315

38,439

4.9%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"
4,394

4,023

9.2%

47,833

44,628

7.2%
Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"
5,215

4,773

9.3%

56,597

52,991

6.8%
Passenger load factor
84.2%

84.3%

(0.1) pts

84.5%

84.2%

0.3 pts

(1)    2016 information has been adjusted to include Virgin America operating results for comparison.
ALASKAAlaska reported a 6.7 percent increase in traffic on a 7.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor decreased 0.8 points to 85 percent. Alaska also reported 83.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 88 percent reported in November 2016.
The following table shows Alaska's operational results for November and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

November

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
2,103

1,989

5.7%

23,909

22,370

6.9%
RPMs (000,000)
2,875

2,694

6.7%

32,289

30,053

7.4%
ASMs (000,000)
3,383

3,141

7.7%

37,885

35,413

7.0%
Passenger load factor
85.0%

85.8%

(0.8) pts

85.2%

84.9%

0.3 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
83.2%

88.0%

(4.8) pts

82.5%

88.3%

(5.8) pts
VIRGIN AMERICAVirgin America traffic increased 12.4 percent on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor increased 1.9 points to 84 percent. Virgin America also reported 77.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 81.5 percent in November 2016.
The following table shows Virgin America operational results for November and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

November

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
749

686

9.2%

7,683

7,399

3.8%
RPMs (000,000)
1,159

1,031

12.4%

11,799

11,161

5.7%
ASMs (000,000)
1,380

1,256

9.9%

14,039

13,297

5.6%
Passenger load factor
84.0%

82.1%

1.9 pts

84.0%

83.9%

0.1 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
77.5%

81.5%

(4.0) pts

68.8%

77.0%

(8.2) pts
REGIONALRegional traffic increased 20.8 percent on a 20.2 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 79.6 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 85.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 87.6 percent in November 2016.
The following table shows regional operational results for November and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

November

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change

2017

2016

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
776

763

1.7%

8,723

8,670

0.6%
RPMs (000,000)
360

298

20.8%

3,745

3,414

9.7%
ASMs (000,000)
452

376

20.2%

4,673

4,281

9.2%
Passenger load factor
79.6%

79.3%

0.3 pts

80.1%

79.7%

0.4 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
85.1%

87.6%

(2.5) pts

87.6%

87.3%

0.3 pts

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