Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Alaska Air release its July numbers

This week Alaska Air Group Inc. reported its year to date and July operational results, with demonstrated a 7.6 percent increase in traffic on a 6.8 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2017. As a group, the company achieved a load factor increase of 0.7 points to 87.7 percent.

Revenue was also up by 6.9 percent.



AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 7.6 percent increase in traffic on a 6.8 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2017. Load factor increased 0.7 points to 87.7 percent.
The following table shows the operational results for July and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

July

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
4,353

4,073

6.9%

26,911

25,472

5.6%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"
5,236

4,864

7.6%

32,122

30,125

6.6%
Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"
5,969

5,591

6.8%

38,282

35,596

7.5%
Passenger load factor
87.7%

87.0%

0.7 pts

83.9%

84.6%

(0.7) pts
MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 6.7 percent increase in traffic on a 5.7 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2017. Load factor increased 0.9 points to 88.3 percent. Mainline also reported 82.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in July 2018, compared to 83.1 percent reported in July 2017.
Mainline operational results reflect both Alaska and Virgin America combined. The following table shows mainline operational results for July and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

July

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
3,415

3,206

6.5%

21,088

19,920

5.9%
RPMs (000,000)
4,785

4,485

6.7%

29,365

27,837

5.5%
ASMs (000,000)
5,420

5,129

5.7%

34,807

32,730

6.3%
Passenger load factor
88.3%

87.4%

0.9 pts

84.4%

85.1%

(0.7) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
82.9%

83.1%

(0.2) pts

83.3%

77.1%

6.2 pts
REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 19 percent on an 18.8 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2017. Load factor increased 0.2 points to 82.2 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 86 percent of its flights arrived on time in July 2018, compared to 82.9 percent in July 2017.
The following table shows regional operational results for July and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

July

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
938

867

8.2%

5,823

5,552

4.9%
RPMs (000,000)
451

379

19.0%

2,757

2,288

20.5%
ASMs (000,000)
549

462

18.8%

3,475

2,866

21.2%
Passenger load factor
82.2%

82.0%

0.2 pts

79.4%

79.8%

(0.4) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
86.0%

82.9%

3.1 pts

86.3%

79.3%

7.0 pts
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