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Alaska Air Group Reports August 2015 Operational Results


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SEATTLE - Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.7 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2014. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 86.7 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements with SkyWest and PenAir.


The following table shows the operational results for August and year-to date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

 
August
 
Year-to-Date
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands)
3,011
 
2,815
 
7.0%
 
21,383
 
19,646
 
8.8%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)
3,096
 
2,893
 
7.0%
 
22,419
 
20,685
 
8.4%
Available seat miles ASM (in millions)
3,570
 
3,315
 
7.7%
 
26,349
 
23,999
 
9.8%
Passenger load factor
86.7%
 
87.2%
 
(0.5) pts
 
85.1%
 
86.2%
 
(1.1) pts


ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 6.5 percent increase in traffic on a 7.2 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2014. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 87.1 percent. Alaska also reported 82.9 percent of its flights arrived on-time in August, compared to 83.8 percent reported in August 2014.


The following table shows Alaska's operational results for August and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:
 
 
August
 
Year-to-Date
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands)
2,181
 
2,046
 
6.6%
 
15,380
 
14,146
 
8.7%
RPMs (in millions)
2,784
 
2,613
 
6.5%
 
20,275
 
18,725
 
8.3%
ASMs (in millions)
3,196
 
2,982
 
7.2%
 
23,728
 
21,582
 
9.9%
Passenger load factor
87.1%
 
87.6%
 
(0.5) pts
 
85.4%
 
86.8%
 
(1.4) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
82.9%
 
83.8%
 
(0.9) pts
 
86.2%
 
86.7%
 
(0.5) pts


HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 2.9 percent increase in traffic on a 3.5 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2014. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 81.8 percent. Horizon also reported 73.4 percent of its flights arrived on-time in August, compared to the 88.4 percent reported in August 2014.

The following table shows Horizon's operational results for August and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:
 
 
August
 
Year-to-Date
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands)
720
 
687
 
4.8%
 
5,314
 
4,948
 
7.4%
RPMs (in millions)
215
 
209
 
2.9%
 
1,566
 
1,478
 
6.0%
ASMs (in millions)
263
 
254
 
3.5%
 
1,944
 
1,852
 
5.0%
Passenger load factor
81.8%
 
82.3%
 
(0.5) pts
 
80.6%
 
79.8%
 
0.8 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT
73.4%
 
88.4%
 
(15.0) pts
 
84.9%
 
88.6%
 
(3.7) pts


Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

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