Alaska Air Group Reports November Operational Results
SEATTLE — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported November and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below.
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Alaska reported a 1.5 percent increase in traffic on a 6.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2012. This resulted in a decrease in load factor of 4.2 points, to 82.2 percent. Alaska also reported 87.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in November, compared to the 87.3 percent reported in November 2012.
The following table shows Alaska's operational results for November and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:
|Revenue passengers (in thousands)||1,529||1,496||2.2%||18,065||16,977||6.4%|
|Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)||2,046||2,016||1.5%||23,929||22,311||7.3%|
Available seat miles
ASM (in millions)
|Passenger load factor||82.2%||86.4%||(4.2) pts||85.9%||86.7%||(0.8) pts|
|On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT||87.9%||87.3%||0.6 pts||87.3%||87.9%||(0.6) pts|
The late Thanksgiving negatively impacted load factors for Alaska, Horizon and Air Group in November. Returning holiday travel during the first few days of December should positively impact December load factors.
The following table shows Horizon's operational results for November and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:
|Revenue passengers (in thousands)||562||569||(1.3)%||6,478||6,195||4.6%|
|RPMs (in millions)||169||175||(2.9)%||1,977||1,910||3.5%|
|ASMs (in millions)||219||219||(0.1)%||2,452||2,443||0.4%|
|Passenger load factor||77.4%||79.8%||(2.4) pts||80.6%||78.2%||2.4 pts|
|On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT||90.7%||89.8%||0.9 pts||88.8%||91.5%||(2.7) pts|
The following table shows the operational results for November and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:
|Revenue passengers (in thousands)||2,145||2,113||1.5%||25,064||23,715||5.7%|
|RPMs (in millions)||2,263||2,232||1.4%||26,352||24,683||6.8%|
|ASMs (in millions)||2,769||2,599||6.5%||30,836||28,716||7.4%|
|Passenger load factor||81.7%||85.9%||(4.2) pts||85.5%||86.0%||(0.5) pts|
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
Posted: December 4, 2013