Monday, 13 May 2019

Alaska's latest results

Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported April operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc. and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines, a subsidiary of Ravn Air Group.


AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 0.4% increase in traffic on a 0.1% decrease in capacity compared to April 2018. Load factor increased 0.4 points to 84.7%.

The following table shows the operational results for April and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

April

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
3,792

3,839

(1.2)%

14,208

14,329

(0.8)%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"
4,618

4,599

0.4%

17,067

17,003

0.4%
Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"
5,452

5,457

(0.1)%

20,960

20,937

0.1%
Passenger load factor
84.7%

84.3%

0.4 pts

81.4%

81.2%

0.2 pts
MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 0.9% decrease in traffic on a 1.3% decrease in capacity compared to April 2018. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 85.1%. Mainline also reported 83.7% of its flights arrived on time in April 2019, compared to 83.4% reported in April 2018.

The following table shows mainline operational results for April and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

April

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
2,894

3,025

(4.3)%

10,758

11,236

(4.3)%
RPMs (000,000)
4,164

4,203

(0.9)%

15,336

15,563

(1.5)%
ASMs (000,000)
4,892

4,958

(1.3)%

18,765

19,056

(1.5)%
Passenger load factor
85.1%

84.8%

0.3 pts

81.7%

81.7%

— pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
83.7%

83.4%

0.3 pts

78.7%

84.1%

(5.4) pts
REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 14.6% on a 12.2% increase in capacity compared to April 2018. Load factor increased 1.7 points to 81.1%. Alaska's regional partners also reported 88.4% of flights arrived on time in April 2019, compared to 85.6% in April 2018.

The following table shows regional operational results for April and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

April

Year-to-Date

2019

2018

Change

2019

2018

Change
Revenue passengers (000)
898

814

10.3%

3,450

3,093

11.5%
RPMs (000,000)
454

396

14.6%

1,731

1,440

20.2%
ASMs (000,000)
560

499

12.2%

2,195

1,881

16.7%
Passenger load factor
81.1%

79.4%

1.7 pts

78.9%

76.6%

2.3 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
88.4%

85.6%

2.8 pts

79.9%

86.0%

(6.1) pts
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide.Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for 11 consecutive years from 2008 to 2018. 



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