Monday, 17 September 2018

Alaska Air August Results

Alaska Air Group has reported its August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations and for its regional subsidiary Horizon Air and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.




AIR GROUPOn a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 3.8 percent increase in traffic on a 4.3 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2017. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 85.7 percent.
The following table shows the operational results for August and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

August

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
4,195

4,024

4.2%

31,107

29,496

5.5%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"
4,964

4,784

3.8%

37,086

34,910

6.2%
Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"
5,791

5,552

4.3%

44,072

41,148

7.1%
Passenger load factor
85.7%

86.2%

(0.5) pts

84.1%

84.8%

(0.7) pts
MAINLINEMainline reported a 2.6 percent increase in traffic on a 2.9 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2017. Load factor decreased 0.2 points to 86.2 percent. Mainline also reported 75 percent of its flights arrived on time in August 2018, compared to 78.5 percent reported in August 2017.
Mainline operational results reflect both Alaska and Virgin America combined. The following table shows mainline operational results for August and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

August

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
3,264

3,174

2.8%

24,352

23,094

5.4%
RPMs (000,000)
4,523

4,408

2.6%

33,888

32,245

5.1%
ASMs (000,000)
5,247

5,101

2.9%

40,054

37,831

5.9%
Passenger load factor
86.2%

86.4%

(0.2) pts

84.6%

85.2%

(0.6) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
75.0%

78.5%

(3.5) pts

82.2%

77.3%

4.9 pts
REGIONALRegional traffic increased 17.3 percent on a 20.6 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2017. Load factor decreased 2.2 points to 81.2 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 74.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in August 2018, compared to 76.3 percent in August 2017.
The following table shows regional operational results for August and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

August

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
931

850

9.5%

6,755

6,402

5.5%
RPMs (000,000)
441

376

17.3%

3,198

2,665

20.0%
ASMs (000,000)
544

451

20.6%

4,018

3,317

21.1%
Passenger load factor
81.2%

83.4%

(2.2) pts

79.6%

80.3%

(0.7) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
74.2%

76.3%

(2.1) pts

84.6%

78.9%

5.7 pts
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