Friday, 16 February 2018

Alaska Air Group reports January 2018 operational results

 Alaska Air Group reported its January operational results this week,  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.

On Jan. 11, 2018, Alaska and Virgin America consolidated their operations onto a Single Operating Certificate (SOC). As a result, operational results for Alaska and Virgin America have been combined into a single mainline operation.



ALASKA AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 3.5 percent increase in traffic on a 6.6 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2017. Load factor decreased 2.3 points to 75.8 percent.

The following table shows the operational results for January, compared to the prior-year period:

January

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
3,340

3,241

3.1%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"
3,971

3,837

3.5%
Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"
5,237

4,911

6.6%
Passenger load factor
75.8%

78.1%

(2.3) pts
MAINLINEMainline reported a 2.4 percent increase in traffic on a 5.1 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2017. Load factor decreased 2.1 points to 76.4 percent. Mainline also reported 87.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in January 2018, compared to 73.7 percent reported in January 2017.
Mainline operational results reflect both Alaska and Virgin America combined. The following table shows mainline operational results for January, compared to the prior-year period:

January

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
2,595

2,522

2.9%
RPMs (000,000)
3,642

3,558

2.4%
ASMs (000,000)
4,768

4,535

5.1%
Passenger load factor
76.4%

78.5%

(2.1) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
87.1%

73.7%

13.4 pts
REGIONALRegional traffic increased 17.9 percent on a 24.7 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2017. Load factor decreased 4.1 points to 70.1 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 86.3 percent of its flights arrived on time in January 2018, compared to 64.1 percent in January 2017.
The following table shows regional operational results for January, compared to the prior-year period:

January

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
745

719

3.6%
RPMs (000,000)
329

279

17.9%
ASMs (000,000)
469

376

24.7%
Passenger load factor
70.1%

74.2%

(4.1) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
86.3%

64.1%

22.2 pts





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