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Alaska Air Group Reports December 2017 and Full-Year Operational Results



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Alaska Air Group reported operational results for both December 2017 and the entire year.

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Alaska Air Group, Inc. today reported December and full-year operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc. (Virgin America), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon) and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.

Air Group's acquisition of Virgin America took place on Dec. 14, 2016. Operational results below include Virgin America results from pre-acquisition periods for comparison.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 0.8 points to 82.3 percent.
 
The following table shows the operational results for December and full-year 2017, compared to the prior-year periods(1):

The following table shows the operational results for December and full-year 2017, compared to the prior-year periods(1):

ALASKA

Alaska reported a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on an 8.4 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 0.9 points to 84.1 percent. Alaska also reported 83.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in December 2017, compared to 76.1 percent reported in December 2016.
 
The following table shows Alaska's operational results for December and full-year 2017, compared to the prior-year periods:

VIRGIN AMERICA

Virgin America traffic increased 12.3 percent on a 12.7 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 0.3 points to 78.9 percent. Virgin America also reported 82.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in December 2017, compared to 70.2 percent in December 2016.
 
The following table shows Virgin America operational results for December and full-year 2017, compared to the prior-year periods:

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 16.3 percent on a 19.2 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 1.9 points to 78.4 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 80.4 percent of flights arrived on time in December 2017, compared to 61.6 percent in December 2016.
 
The following table shows regional operational results for December and full-year 2017, compared to the prior-year periods:
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