Friday, 20 July 2018

Alaska Airlines June results

Alaska Air reported its June and year-to-date operational results earlier this week showing the consolidated basis for its mainline operations and subsidiary operations of Alaska, Horizon Air and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.

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

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on a 6.1 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1 point to 88.3 percent.
The following table shows the operational results for June and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

June

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
4,188

3,931

6.5%

22,558

21,399

5.4%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"
5,050

4,707

7.3%

26,887

25,261

6.4%
Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"
5,716

5,389

6.1%

32,313

30,005

7.7%
Passenger load factor
88.3%

87.3%

1.0 pt

83.2%

84.2%

(1.0) pt
MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 6.4 percent increase in traffic on a 5.2 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1.1 points to 88.8 percent. Mainline also reported 82.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2018, compared to 78.7 percent reported in June 2017.
Mainline operational results reflect both Alaska and Virgin America combined. The following table shows mainline operational results for June and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

June

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
3,275

3,074

6.5%

17,673

16,715

5.7%
RPMs (000,000)
4,615

4,337

6.4%

24,581

23,351

5.3%
ASMs (000,000)
5,199

4,943

5.2%

29,387

27,601

6.5%
Passenger load factor
88.8%

87.7%

1.1 pts

83.6%

84.6%

(1.0) pt
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
82.4%

78.7%

3.7 pts

83.4%

76.0%

7.4 pts
REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 17.6 percent on a 15.9 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1 point to 84.0 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 85.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2018, compared to 79.8 percent in June 2017.
The following table shows regional operational results for June and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

June

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
913

857

6.5%

4,885

4,684

4.3%
RPMs (000,000)
435

370

17.6%

2,306

1,910

20.7%
ASMs (000,000)
517

446

15.9%

2,926

2,404

21.7%
Passenger load factor
84.0%

83.0%

1.0 pt

78.8%

79.5%

(0.7) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
85.9%

79.8%

6.1 pts

86.3%

78.7%

7.6 pts
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